§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the change in EEC and British import prices of beef since January; and what has been the change in levies charged during the similar period and the consequential impact on wholesale and retail prices.
Levies on United Kingdom beef imports January 1974 April 1974 Pence per lb. June 1974 (Most recent week) Fresh and chilled boneless cuts Nil Nil 1.71 Frozen boneless cuts Nil Nil Nil Wholesale prices (Smithfield) Chilled Argentine boned bee[...] Topsides 46.4 47.9 44.5 Rumps 61.1 73.7 72.0 No quotation is published for frozen beef. Retail prices (Figures for May are not yet available) Imported chilled beef Chuck 52.4 51.0 Silverside 61.3 62.6 Rump steak 78.1 77.4 No figures are collected for frozen beef.