§ Mr. Gale
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to ensure that Spanish pig farmers are not being given a competitive advantage through the purchase of cut-price barley from intervention stocks. 
§ Mr. Jack
The sale of United Kingdom intervention barley to Spain is one of a package of similar special measures intended to alleviate feed grain shortages caused by the drought in this region. The UK and certain other member states remain strongly opposed to the supply of subsidised grain below the prevailing market or intervention price but were overruled on this occasion.