To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what further steps he proposes to take to help British pig producers; and if he will make a statement.
We continue to be in close touch with the representatives of the pig producers. The market appears to have stabilised following the support measures which were taken earlier. Cereal prices continue to show a downward trend. We accept the objective of removing the MCAs from the pigmeat sector and will be actively pursuing this.