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

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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.