§ Sir R. Gower
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether experiments are still being undertaken by his Department with a view to alleviating the suffering to pigs in connection with the marking of an ear; and what is now the position?
Major Lloyd George
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for South Kensington (Sir W. Davison), on 14th March, 1940, to which I have nothing to add. I propose to send my hon. Friend a copy of a memorandum which has been prepared on the subject, and which, I hope, will convince him that the ear-marking of pigs is not a cruel practice.