UK: Parliament wants pig industry probe
Britain's Members of Parliament are to investigate the disastrous
state of the British pig industry when they return from the summer recess on
The Parliament's Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee will
look in particular at:
â€¢ What is wrong with the pig industry in
â€¢ Are present problems more
than just a cyclical imbalance between supply and demand?
â€¢ Are domestic pig welfare standards a
principal reason that English producers have problems competing with those
outside the UK?
â€¢ Are there other reasons?
What could supermarkets and the hospitality industry do to alleviate the
pressure on the domestic pig industry?
â€¢ Can the Government do more to support the industry
either directly or through its public procurement policies?
for written submissions to the committee is September 11 but the committee says
it will also be taking oral evidence.
â€¢ EFRA Committee
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