HC Deb 05 December 1974 vol 882 c560W
12. Mr. Pym

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will indicate how his latest negotiations in the EEC Council of Ministers will affect the pattern of Irish imports of cattle for slaughter in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Peart

I assume that the right hon. Member is referring to the variable premium scheme for beef. I would not expect the scheme to have any significant effect on the pattern of imports from the Irish Republic.

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