HC Deb 14 October 1941 vol 374 cc1252-3W
Sir I. Fraser

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will allow the small pig keeper to kill two pigs during the cold months instead of one every six months, in view of the difficulty of keeping or curing pig-meat during warm or hot weather?

Major Lloyd George

The arrangements under which self-suppliers of meat are permitted to slaughter pigs for their own consumption have recently been modified to provide that where producers wish to slaughter only one pig at a time there need not be an interval of six months between the issue of licences provided the maximum of two pigs in twelve months is not exceeded. This change has been notified to the Small Pig Keepers' Council and the necessary instructions were issued to Food Executive Officers on 27th September, 1941.