HC Deb 11 May 1971 vol 817 cc186-7
15. Mr. Strang

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received from breeding companies on the extent to which the present licensing regulations hinder the development of more productive strains of livestock.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

My right hon. Friend has had representations in this sense from the Association of Pig Breeding Companies and from some of its members.

Mr. Strang

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that an announcement on this subject was expected last year? Will he explain the reasons for the delay?

Mr. Stodart

A Question which is to be answered a little later has a more direct bearing on that subject.