HC Deb 15 January 1974 vol 867 c45W
Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will encourage local authorities to give land not needed for housing for allotments and piggeries.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

There are no statutory restrictions on land owned by local authorities being used for allotments temporarily, whatever the final use intended ; and local allotment authorities have a duty to provide allotments to meet demand. I would very much welcome an increase in the production of food in gardens and allotments. However, the keeping and feeding of pigs must comply with animal and public health requirements and accord with those of good husbandry.