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Deer Bill

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether the Deer Bill, currently before Parliament, would present problems for deer farming.

The Government are concerned about the implications of the Deer

1976197719781979
Average earnings of teachers at 31st March:*
Actual£3,692£4,332£4,556£5,060
In constant price terms£3,962£3,688£3,594£3,626
Average earnings of teachers expressed as on index (31st March 1976=100)100109·3115·0127·7
Index of average salaries; non-manual employess; Great Britain; men (21 Years and over): (April 1976=100)100109·0123·5138·6
* The average earnings of teachers, as normally published in "Statistics of Education", Volume 4, are related to 31st March; those for 1978 and 1979 are provisional. Average earnings for 1st April, the normal settlement date for teachers' pay increases, could only be determined at disproportionate cost.
†The average earnings at 31st March deflated to reflect the increase in the general index of retail prices for all items: United Kingdom: 100 at 15th January 1974. The movement in the index over the years in question was as follows:
April 1976April 1977April 1978April 1979
153·5180·3194·6214·2
‡ Derived from the index of average salaries: non-manual employees: Great Britain: men (21 years and over) as published in the Department of Employment Gazette: 100 at April 1970. The movement in this index over the years in question was as follows:
April 1976April 1977April 1978April 1979
232·6253·6287·2322·4

Bill for deer farming. The Sponser of the Bill was, however, able to give an assurance before Second Reading that it was not his intention to inhabit the development of deer farming. He agreed to amendments being proposed at the Committee stage to avoid this. The form of the amendments is under consideration by those concerned.