HC Deb 07 May 1982 vol 23 c160W
Mr. Peter Mills

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to protect the United Kingdom pigmeat industry in view of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Denmark and of the economic effect of heavy supplies of Danish pigmeat on the market.

Mr. Peter Walker

I have already taken the initiative in persuading the Commission to introduce private storage aid arrangements for pigmeat and to increase substantially export restitutions. This has already helped to stabilise the market. I shall continue to monitor the situation closely.

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