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Pig Producers

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 21 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons are registered as personal pig producers for the 1948–49 period.

The number of persons in Scotland receiving pig rations under the Self Suppliers Scheme is 2,536. In addition 40 pig clubs, with a total membership of 451 pig-keepers, receive pig rations.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these figures are very disappointing as compared with those for England; and will he take steps to see that personal pig production is encouraged in Scotland to a proper degree?

I am sure that the hon. Gentleman, as a practical farmer, will realise that the pig population is increasing very rapidly.

Could the right hon. Gentleman explain the difference between a personal and an impersonal pig?

Perhaps the hon. and gallant Gentleman will go and see "Whisky Galore."