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Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Agriculture the total number of pigs on agricultural holdings, including those kept under village pig schemes, at the latest date.

According to the March, 1949, quarterly returns the number of pigs kept by occupiers of over one acre of land used for agriculture in England and Wales was 2,074,000. This figure includes pigs kept by members of Pig Clubs who occupy more than one acre, but I have no information on the numbers kept by occupiers of holdings of one acre or less.