§ Mr. Spence
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state the actual or estimated average costs of production of beef animals to be set against the figures given in his answer of 18th November [OFFICIAL REPORT, C. 310]; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bishop
It is not possible to generalise about the costs of production of beef, which vary according to the systems and conditions of production. As regards the returns to producers, I would refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's statement to the House on 21st November.—[Vol. 881, c. 1535-44.]