HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c474W
69. Sir D. Renton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking further to encourage beef production.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

Action taken since this Government came into office is encouraging a rapid increase in the beef breeding herd. Further impetus will be given by the introduction of permanent intervention measures to give producers confidence in the future and by the introduction of grants to encourage dairy farmers to switch to beef production.