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Pigs (Slaughtering)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what compensation is available for farmers prevented from sending pigs for slaughtering, owing to foot-and-mouth standstill orders, with the result that their animals are unable to fetch maximum prices.

port are now receiving free milk; and how these figures compare with 1938 and 1945.

The following figures give the information for a day in October, 1945, and in October, 1951:

School meals taken
England and Wales
October, 19451,831,877
October, 19512,895,054
School meals taken
October, 194513,470
October, 195114,837
Number of children receiving free milk in
October, 1945670
October, 195113,354
Comparable figures are not available for 1938.