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Bacon Factories, Scotland

Volume 345: debated on Thursday 30 March 1939

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many bacon factories there are in Scotland; what their aggregate curing capacity is; and what proportions of this total fall into different classes, according to throughput or capacity?

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many bacon factories there are under his jurisdiction; what their aggregate curing capacity is; and what proportions of this total fall into different classes according to throughput or capacity?

The licensing of bacon-curing premises in Great Britain is a matter for the Bacon Development Board. I take this opportunity of correcting certain errors in the reply given to the hon. and learned Member on 22nd March: the correct figures for Great Britain, together with the corresponding figures for Scotland and for England and Wales separately, are as follow:

Number of Curing Premises.Great Britain.Scotland.England and Wales.
Class A premises881474
Class B premises15333120
Small curers' premises.34133308
Total58280502
I am unable to state the aggregate curing capacity for Scotland and for England and Wales separately.