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Pigs (Innkeepers And Caterers)

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 14 June 1950

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asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the hardship caused to innkeepers and other caterers in having to surrender to his Department half the carcase of a bacon pig fed by them; and if he will modify the present regulations.

It is still necessary to share our supplies of pork and bacon fairly over the whole population. I do not think the present arrangements are unreasonable, and I am not prepared to change them at present. If I did I would be extending the area of hardship from caterers and innkeepers to the consumer.