§ Mr. P. Williams
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement about future arrangements for the trade in pigmeat with the Irish Republic.
Under the Agreement made with the Irish Republic for supplies of pigmeat in 1951 my Department has been the sole importer of pork and bacon from the Republic. The Agreement expires on the 30th April. 1956, however, and after that date the trade in pigmeat from the Irish Republic will revert to private hands.