HC Deb 05 May 1960 vol 622 cc88-9W
26. Sir A. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress is being made with long-term contracts between pig producers and bacon curers on the basis of the price stability resulting from the 1960 Farm Price Review.

Mr. John Hare

I am glad to say that both producers' and curers' organisations have followed up energetically the encouragement given by the Government at the last Annual Review. Long-term contracts for bacon pigs have been offered by the Fatstock Marketing Corporation and by about 15 individual curers. I understand that the initial response from producers has been satisfactory, though it is too soon to give reliable figures.

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