Pig-Keeping.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 12th February 1942.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Dennis Boles Lieut-Colonel Dennis Boles , Wells

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is encouraging the agricultural worker, as well as the town dweller, to use his kitchen waste and surplus garden or allotment produce for feeding to pigs so as to supplement food supplies?

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend is anxious that more agricultural workers should take advantage of the facilities available for keeping a pig in order to supplement their allowances of rationed foods. The Small Pig Keepers' Council are encouraging pig-keeping by agricultural workers, wherever possible, through the medium of pig clubs. Members of pig clubs are allowed under licence to kill two pigs a year for their domestic consumption. My right hon. Friend hopes that where practicable farmers will be ready to assist in providing housing and other facilities for their workers' pigs and will also give them every encouragement to start such activities.