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Lamb (Deficiency Payments Scheme)

Volume 972: debated on Monday 29 October 1979

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he plans to abolish the guaranteed deficiency payments scheme for lamb; and if he will make a statement.

No. In the absence of an agreement on an EEC common market organisation for sheepmeat, the fat sheep guarantee scheme will continue in operation under United Kingdom legislation.