HC Deb 15 July 1955 vol 543 c207W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware of the dissatisfaction among farmers regarding the present method of price fixing for sheep; and if he will have the situation looked into to ascertain if the condition can be improved.

Mr. H. Amory

The price of sheep is no longer fixed by my Department. The market price is, however, supplemented by payments from my Department in accordance with the guarantees announced following the Annual Price Review. The form of these arrangements has been agreed with representatives of the producers, and I have no evidence that farmers are dissatisfied.