HC Deb 17 January 1974 vol 867 cc145-6W
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 is objective and not dependent on recordkeeping for its efficiency.