§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has in mind to help the pig industry in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
No initiatives are planned for the pig industry. An EC scheme providing aid towards the private storage of pigmeat was introduced on 1 April 1986. The June 1985 census figures recorded an increase of 7.9 per cent. over June 1984 in the pig breeding herd in Wales, which now stands at 16,100 head, indicating a return of confidence in this sector.