HC Deb 28 June 2001 vol 370 c177W
23. Mr. Grogan

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the prospects for the pig industry. [600]

Mr. Morley

Like all livestock sectors, the pig industry is going through a difficult time, mainly as a result of the foot and mouth outbreak. Once exports markets are open, and if the industry makes full use of the assistance provided by the Ongoers element of the Government's Pig Industry Restructuring Scheme, the medium term prospects will look more promising.