HC Deb 03 November 1947 vol 443 c147W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether in view of his refusal to grant permits for rations for pigs and poultry except for those who kept them in 1939, he will state the number of such people who have gone out of the business since 1939.

Mr. T. Williams

I regret that the desired information is not available. Rations are allowed for pigs and poultry kept on holdings that are registered as having maintained this kind of stock in 1939 and 1940: where, therefore, the original occupier has since vacated the holding, the rations are available for the stock of the succeeding occupiers who may be regarded as carrying on the business.