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Pigmeat (Imports)

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many tonnes of pigmeat have been imported from Holland in the current year; what were the corresponding figures for the last three years, and if he will make a statement.

Imports of pigmeat in the form of bacon and ham under tariff heading 02.06 in the past three years have been as follows:

tones
197840,785
197950,190
198047,224
In 1980 3,024 tonnes of fresh pork were also imported.I regret that official import figures for 1981 to date are not yet available.
November 1978November 1979December 1980August 1981
Huddersfield5,9005,7005,4005,700
Dewsbury6,3006,1006,0006,100

Source: 100 per cent. count of cases. Totals rounded to nearest hundred.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a table to show the number of pensioners living in the area