asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what investigation has been made by his Department into the probable causes of serious deformity in piglets born in the Pennines; and how far these deformed births result from the effects of nuclear tests.
I have seen a Press report about deformed piglets born recently on a farm near Halifax. Deformities at birth occur occasionally in all animal species from a variety of causes. One of the Ministry's veterinary officers is investigating and I will let the hon. Member know of his findings.