Pigs (Marketing)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd May 1954.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Willey Mr Frederick Willey , Sunderland North 12:00 am, 3rd May 1954

asked the Minister of Food whether he will make a statement on the policy of Her Majesty's Government about the marketing of pigs.

Photo of Mr Gwilym Lloyd George Mr Gwilym Lloyd George , Newcastle upon Tyne North

I would refer the hon. Member to the Appendix to the White Paper (Cmd. 9104) issued on 19th March. On 5th May leaflets will be issued giving full details for the information of farmers and the trade. I will have copies placed in the Library of the House.

Photo of Mr Frederick Willey Mr Frederick Willey , Sunderland North

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that we want to know more about the longer-term plans of the Government? We appreciate that the marketing of pigs is a very difficult problem. The sooner we get a statement about the Government's long-term policy the better it will be for everyone concerned.

Photo of Mr Gwilym Lloyd George Mr Gwilym Lloyd George , Newcastle upon Tyne North

I have answered the Question which the hon. Gentleman asked me. He says "the sooner the better. "The day after tomorrow is not so bad really.