asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will arrange to facilitate the export of pigs to Northern Ireland in view of the high prices prevailing there.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Export of Pigs.
The British Ministry of Food, which is the purchaser of all fat pigs exported from this country, accepts such pigs only at designated centres in England, namely, Liverpool and Birmingham. There is no approved purchasing centre for our fat pigs in the Six Counties.
The future position as regards exports of pigs as well as bacon is at present under discussion with the Ministry of Food and pending the outcome of these negotiations it is not considered desirable that there should be a departure from the present arrangements in regard to the export of any classes of pigs.