Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the National Farmers' Union on improving productivity in the pig sector after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Leaving the EU is a once in a lifetime opportunity to boost domestic productivity and increase competitiveness.

We have regular discussions with the NFU and other stakeholders, including the National Pig Association on how we develop a future domestic agricultural policy that will improve productivity.

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