§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what advantages there will be for the United Kingdom in adopting EEC categories for the pig census ; and if he is satisfied that producers will be able to assess weights of pigs as accurately as they do age under the present system.
§ Mrs. Fenner
This change will aid comparison with statistics produced elsewhere in the Community. Weight is in principle a more certain method of assessing development in pigs than age since it is146W objective and not dependent on recordkeeping for its efficiency.