Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are employed in the egg production industry; and what was the figure five years ago.
§ Mr. Ancram
A total of 522 people are estimated to have been working on specialist egg production farms in 1989 and 605 in 1994. In addition 422 people are estimated to have been working in packing, processing and marketing eggs in 1989 and 462 in 1992, the latest year for which an estimate is available.