HC Deb 16 April 1999 vol 329 cc393-4W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what analysis he has made of support from the Government of the USA for pig farmers in that country; and if he will make a statement on the implications of that support for United Kingdom producers. [80246]

Mr. Rooker

Late last year the USA Government introduced a variety of aid measures for small pig farmers. Although the USA is the EU's main competitor in world pigmeat markets, the impact of these aid measures on UK producers is likely to be indirect and relatively small.

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