HC Deb 20 September 1948 vol 456 c13W
73. Lieut.-Colonel Corbett

asked the Minister of Agriculture why the recent feeding stuffs rationing scheme for pigs and poultry has been framed in such a way that farmers had to elect to keep either pigs or poultry and not some of each.

Mr. T. Williams

Owing to the limited quantity of feeding stuffs available for distribution under the new scheme, the uncertainty of the response, and the greater complexity of the calculations that would have been involved by allowing newcomers to draw rations for both pigs and poultry in varying proportions, it was necessary to impose on farmers the choice to which the hon. and gallant Member refers.