HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 c243W
Mr. Knox

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from information available from international sources, what was the average producer return from cattle expressed in £ sterling per live hundredweight in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and Italy during the year ended 30th June, 1971; and how this compares with the United Kingdom figure.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

Following is information on average market prices for the period July, 1970, to June, 1971, for EEC member States and total producers' return for the period April, 1970, to March, 1971, for the United Kingdom.

£ per live cwt.
Good quality Average quality
Average market prices for cattle:
Germany 15.50 12.16
France 17.49 12.31
Belgium 15.44 14.67
Netherlands 15.31 13.52
Luxembourg 14.99 11.81
Italy 16.81 13.72
United Kingdom:
Average total return for fat cattle (including unit subsidy £11.64 per live cwt.).


EEC—Prix Agricoles 1971, No. 12.

United Kingdom—Annual Review and Determination of Guarantees 1972, Cmnd. 4928.

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