HC Deb 08 December 1950 vol 482 cc95-6W
Mr. S. Marshall

asked the Minister of Food if he will give the percentage of home grown pigs sent to the bacon curers, and what percentage has been sold as fresh meat, during the first six months of the current year.

Mr. Webb

79 per cent. of pigs produced in Great Britain were used for bacon and 21 per cent. for pork.

Mr. Webb

In 1947–48 all supplies available in soft currency areas were bought. It is not possible to say how many potatoes were available in 1948–49 and 1949–50 as the home crop was sufficient and no inquiries for maincrop potatoes were made abroad. The following table gives the other information:

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