asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received about the state of the British bacon and pigmeat processing industry; and what prospects he sees for improvement in the commercial prospects of the industry.
I am well aware of the problems facing this industry. These problems and the industry's prospects for improving its performance are examined in the report of a sector working group of the EDC for food and drink manufacturing published last week. The expansion of the United Kingdom breeding herd will be helpful to the pig-meat curing and processing industry and my right hon. Friend is continuing to press for further monetary compensatory amount changes.