§ 44. Sir Michael Shaw
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the current size of the pig breeding herd; and how this compares with the size at the corresponding date in 1981.
§ Mr. MacGregor
In December 1983, the most recent period for which estimates are available, the pig breeding herd in the United Kingdom was 791,000 head, compared with 837,000 at December 1981, a fall of 5.5 per cent.