§ Mr. Breed
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) how many times he has raised the issue of BSE-related costs to the pig industry with the Agriculture Commissioner in Brussels in the last 12 months; 
(2) when he last raised the issue of BSE-related costs to the pig industry with the Farm Commissioner in Brussels. 
§ Ms Quin
Ministers and officials have had a number of discussions with the European Commission in the last 12 months on the current difficulties being faced by UK pig producers. My right hon. Friend's most recent discussions with Agriculture Commissioner Fischler were in the margins of the Agriculture Council on Monday 24 January and at the National Farmers Union Annual General Meeting on 1 February.