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Sheep (Guaranteed Payments)

Volume 527: debated on Thursday 13 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will consider fixing a maximum weight of 90 lb. rather than 80 lb. at the next Price Review for sheep eligible for the deficiency payment.

The limit to the estimated carcase weight on which guarantee payments for sheep will be made in 1954–55 is 76 lb. for lambs and hoggets and 86 lb. for other clean sheep. Lambs, hoggets and sheep over these weights are eligible for payments, but the payment will not exceed that payable on animals of those weights. The weights will be reconsidered at the Annual Review in 1955 in the light of experience after decontrol.