HC Deb 04 February 1982 vol 17 c207W
24. Mr. Walters

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the present level of the pig breeding herd; and whether the trend is up or down.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

In August 1981, the most recent date for which census results are available, the number of sows and guilts in pig in the United Kingdom was 832,000 head. This represents an increase of about 1 per cent. over the figure for August 1980.