To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the future of the over thirty months scheme. 
I refer the hon. Member to the Written Ministerial Statement on 9 April, Official Report, column 19WS, concerning payment rates under the over thirty month scheme (OTMS).
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the per kilogram rate of compensation is in the Over-Thirty-Month scheme for slaughtering cattle; what plans she has to alter this; and what the equivalent rates are in (a) France, (b) Germany and (c) Republic of Ireland. 
I refer the hon. Member to my Written Ministerial Statement of 9 April, Official Report, column 19WS concerning payment rates under the Over-Thirty-Month-Scheme (OTMS). The current rates set down in Commission Regulation 716/96 are 0.8 euros/kg (£0.55) for cull cows and 0.9 euros/kg (£0.62) for other cattle. The scheme is not operated in France, Germany or the Republic of Ireland.