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House of Lords Addresses Future of Pig Industry

by 5m Editor
8 April 2010, at 5:32am

UK - On Tuesday, 6 April, Members of the House of Lords held a short debate on the future of the pig industry in the United Kingdom.

Lord Palmer opened the debate with a question about the Government's actions to address the "long-term decline of the British pig industry", and Lord Davies of Oldham concluded the debate with a response as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Several peers with experience in agriculture and farming took part in the debate.

You can watch and listen to the debate by clicking here.
To read the debate, please click here.

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