HC Deb 16 April 1999 vol 329 c394W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to encourage caterers in the public sector to source British pig products. [80245]

Mr. Rooker

Ministers in MAFF have spearheaded a campaign that seeks to improve communication and understanding between the domestic pigmeat industry and the catering and food service sector, including companies involved in public sector catering. The ultimate objective of this campaign is to increase the usage of pigmeat products in the catering sector by stressing the quality and welfare benefits of British pigmeat, thereby improving market opportunities for UK pig producers.