§ Mr. J. Dugdale
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the number of bacon-curing establishments that will be closed as a result of the Ministry's scheme for the concentration of this industry in West Bromwich and in the Midlands, respectively?
§ Mr. Mabane
The scheme for the concentration of the bacon industry is still in draft form and the application of the principles to individual factories is under active consideration. I am not at present in a position to state the number of bacon curing factories that will be closed in West Bromwich and in the Midlands, respectively.