asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to extend the United Kingdom fatstock guarantee.
I cannot yet say whether any changes will be made in the fatstock guarantee next year.
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the average market price per hundredweight for fat cattle from the beginning of the present guarantee year up to the latest available date; and by how much a hundredweight this has exceeded the average weekly standard price during that period.
In the current fatstock year up to 24th October the average market price for fat cattle was 176s. 4d. per live cwt., which was 2s. 0d. above the average weekly standard price. The figures for the last five weeks within the period stated are provisional.