§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what research the LINK programme on sustainable livestock production has evaluated on the competitiveness of free range(a) egg and (b) pork production relative to intensive production; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Rooker
There are no LINK projects on the topics referred to in the question. However, the Government's role within the LINK programme is to respond to research proposals put forward by industry for joint funding. If projects of this kind were to come forward, they would be considered on their merits.