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Bacon Factories

Volume 466: debated on Monday 27 June 1949

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84.

asked the Minister of Food his reasons for declining to allow the Llandovery Farm and Produce Company to open a bacon factory; and if he will now reconsider his decision.

The reason is that at present about one-third of the bacon curing capacity is closed under a concentration scheme. Factories are, however, reopening in October next, though output then is expected to be little more than one-half of potential capacity. We could not justify the opening of new factories when existing ones are employed to such a limited extent.