Dáil Éireann - Volume 278 - 18 February, 1975
Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Meat Factories Short Time.
Mr. Gibbons Mr. Gibbons
3. Mr. Gibbons asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries the number of meat factories that are working short time over recent weeks; and the reason for this position.
Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (Mr. Clinton) Mark A. Clinton
Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (Mr. Clinton): I understand that due to a shortage of pigs one factory went on short time last week and a second is expected to do so this week.
Mr. MacSharry Mr. MacSharry
Mr. MacSharry: Is it the Minister's opinion that many more factories will take the same action in the near future?
Mr. Clinton Mr. Clinton
Mr. Clinton: I should not be surprised if more factories went on short time. There are fewer pigs in stock.
Dáil Éireann 278 Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. Meat Factories Short Time.