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Livestock Slaughtering (Workers)

Volume 437: debated on Monday 12 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of agricultural workers who keep cattle and sheep, respectively; the number who kill one calf every three months and two pigs a year; and how many coupons have to be given up for this.

I regret that I have no information about either the numbers of agricultural workers keeping cattle and sheep or the numbers of cows and pigs slaughtered by agricultural workers. An agricultural worker who is granted a licence to slaughter a calf or pig must surrender coupons in accordance with the arrangements applicable to self-suppliers generally That means that no coupons would be surrendered if a calf is slaughtered; for a pig 52 coupons must be surrendered if the whole carcass is kept. but none if half the carcass is sold to the Ministry of Food.