§ 21. Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware of the delay in the preparation of contracts for producers of bacon pigs; if he will investigate the reasons for this delay; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
But is the hon. Gentleman aware that the average weighted contract price offered at the end of last week was sixpence below the standard price for pigs? Is he satisfied that this will lead to a recovery in the pig herd, which was called for in the Price Review White Paper?