HC Deb 24 September 1948 vol 456 c204W
Mr. Philips Price

asked the Minister of Food what is the present average price paid for cattle purchased in Ulster for slaughter; and how these prices compare with those paid to British farmers.

Mr. Strachey

The prices paid for cattle in Northern Ireland are the same as those paid in Great Britain with the exception of a negligible number of animals freshly imported from Eire for which approximately 2s. per live hundredweight less is paid than for similar animals in Great Britain. I will send my hon. Friend a copy of the price list showing the prices payable in Great Britain for each class and grade of animal.