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Pigs (Slaughter).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 8th November 1939.

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Photo of Mr Daniel Hopkin Mr Daniel Hopkin , Carmarthen

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether an owner of pigs can now slaughter them on his premises; whether he intends to issue regulations controlling such slaughter; and when such regulations will be ready?

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

I am not aware of any change in the position of an owner of pigs who wishes to slaughter them on his own premises. Before the commencement of bacon rationing, however, certain measures of control, the scope of which is now under consideration will be necessary.

Photo of Mr John Morgan Mr John Morgan , Doncaster

May I take it that the intention still is, generally speaking, to allow the cottager to keep his own pig?