HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 c22W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the cost of imports of pigmeat for each year since 1972.

Mr. Bishop

The following is the information in respect of the most significent categories of pigmeat imported into the United Kingdom:

Mr. Bishop

The White Paper "Food from Our Own Resources" did not set targets for individual commodities, and made no prediction about the size of the dairy herd, which is only one of the factors affecting production. In June 1974 the United Kingdom dairy herd was 3,393,000 cows: the provisional census figure for June 1977 is 3,265,000 cows. Milk production did, however, increase by nearly 9 per cent. over this period. I consider this to be satisfactory.

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