HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 c24W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied with the present trend of the total herd of breeding sows in the United Kingdom; and, if not, what action he intends to take.

Mr. Bishop

We are very much aware of the fall in the breeding herd. This is one of the factors to which my right hon. Friend has drawn particular attention in his disussions in Brussels of the case for a change in the way monetary compensatory amounts for pigmeat are calculated.

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