HL Deb 12 April 2000 vol 612 c44WA
The Duke of Montrose

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have any plans to submit a plan for assistance for those faced with insolvency in the pig industry. [HL1829]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Baroness Hayman)

We have no plans to submit a separate scheme on the lines suggested. It is envisaged however that the pig industry restructuring scheme, announced on 30 March as part of the Action Plan for Farmers, will include an outgoers element, which may be applicable to pig breeders faced with insolvency.