HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc693-4W
Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, with the introduction of the rationing scheme for animal feeding stuffs on 1st February, which scheme acts as a ready safeguard against concentrated daily feeding stuffs being allocated and used for pig feeding, he would now consider an upward adjustment in pig prices on an economic basis for pigs, in view of the fact that with the present prices pig farmers throughout the country are having to produce at less than the cost of production?

Mr. Hudson

Representations on the lines of my hon. Friend's Question have been made to the agricultural Departments and the Ministry of Food by the National Farmers' Unions of England and Wales and of Scotland, and are now being examined.