HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 cc190-1W
Mr. Groves

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will make inquiries as to what has become of the many thousands of pig-heads which used to be available for purchase by the London manufacturers of sausages and cooked meats who required these products for pork brawn, which is in constant demand by the general public in working-class neighbourhoods?

Major Lloyd George

The heads of pork pigs are rationed meat and are issued to general butchers with pig carcasses, except in some instances where the heads are cut off for distribution to pork butchers to make up their allocation of manufacturing meat. The only other pigs' heads which are now available for manufacturing purposes are those from bacon pigs. Such heads as are retained by bacon factories for manufacture are included as part of their allocation of manufacturing meat. Any heads not so retained are transferred to the Wholesale Meat Supply Associations for distribution to pork butchers for manufacturing into sausages, brawn and other small manufactured goods.

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