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Beef (Producers' Returns)

Volume 901: debated on Thursday 20 March 1975

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13.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the average return to beet producers over the seven-month period ended 1st February 1975.

Over the period from 1st July 1974 to 2nd February 1975 returns to United Kingdom producers of clean cattle averaged £17·96 per live cwt.

19.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how far in advance producers will know the level of guarantee for beef animals; and if he will seek to give the maximum notice in order to give stability to the beef market.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham, East (Mr. Lamond) and others on 20th February.—[Vol. 886, c.447.]