HC Deb 08 February 1979 vol 962 c232W
27. Mr. Whitney

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his estimate of the effect of recent disruptions in the supply of animal feed on the livestock industry.

Mr. John Silkin

At the start of the road haulage dispute, picketing interfered seriously with the movement of animal feed for the livestock industry. Once the strike became official and the code of practice had been agreed there was a steady improvement in the situation. The latest reports suggest that supplies of feed for the livestock industry are now flowing at near normal levels in most areas.