asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will give urgent consideration to extending beyond November the closing date for applications under the United Kingdom Government redmeat slaughterhouse industry scheme.
My right hon. Friends the Minister and the Secretary of State for Industry see no reason to make a further extension to the period for applications under the redmeat slaughterhouse industry scheme.
the present size of the United Kingdom beef herd; and what were the comparable figures in ( a) the livestock census of 1975 and ( b) that of 1970.
The size of the United Kingdom beef herd based on the December sample agricultural census returns was: