§ Mr. William Edwards
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will name the markets where beef prices are included with similar prices in Welsh markets to calculate the guaranteed price for West Wales; and if he will give the comparative prices for beef in each of these markets during the latest available week.
§ Mr. Hoy
Each week the average market price of all cattle certified is ascertained on the basis of 295W payment certificates received in respect of auction sales at all markets, numbering about 500 in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The guaranteed price for cattle is determined after each Annual Review, it applies to all cattle certified in the United Kingdom in accordance with the Fatstock Guarantee Scheme. There is no separate guaranteed price for any particular area of the United Kingdom.