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Pigs

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Minister of Food how many pigs were offered to his Department from the week commencing 2nd August, 1954, up to the latest convenient date; how many were accepted; and, in view of the anxiety of pig producers about the position, if he will make a statement on future policy.

None. My Department ceased buying pigs on 26th June, 1954. In answer to the last part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Agriculture to my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeenshire, West (Mr. Spence) on 19th October, 1954.

asked the Minister of Food if he can yet state the Government policy in respect to the marketing of pigs.

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Agriculture to my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeenshire, West (Mr. Spence) on 19th October, 1954.