HC Deb 09 December 1985 vol 88 c445W
16. Mr. Livsey

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the present state of the pig industry in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The pig breeding herd in Wales has shown a tendency to decline during recent years. However, the June 1985 provisional census figures record an increase of 6–1 per cent. over June 1984 in the breeding herd which now stands at 15,800 head, indicating a return of confidence in this sector.