HC Deb 10 March 1988 vol 129 cc323-4W
Mr. Shersby

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, following his discussions with the hon. Member for Uxbridge and swill pig feeders from Harefield, he has yet reached a decision on the introduction of cheque book licences for the sale of pigs by reputable breeders; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Donald Thompson

My officials are currently reviewing the legislation which governs the movement of pigs within Great Britain. One possibility under consideration is a relaxation of the requirements for movements of swill-fed pigs to slaughterhouses to be licensed.