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Sheepmeat Premium

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on his Department's procedures to ensure that the European Community sheepmeat premium is paid only in respect of eligible sheep.

The Department carefully checks every claim for sheep annual premium to verify that the scheme rules have been complied with, and that payments are made only in respect of eligible animals.