HC Deb 16 July 1975 vol 895 c518W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what were the average market prices for fat cattle inclusive of the beef premium in leading English markets for the last week in June 1975; and what were the corresponding figures for the last five years.

Mr. Bishop

The average market price for certified clean cattle during the week beginning 23rd June 1975 at representative markets in England was £20.30 per live hundredweight. In addition during the same week total premium was payable at the GB rate of £2.66 per live hundredweight. The average market price for clean cattle at representative markets in England for the comparable week in the previous five years was as follows:

The estimated cost of staff salaries etc. for 1975–76 published in the Supply Estimates 1975–76 totals £64,841,000, net of Appropriations in Aid, made up as follows:

Salaries and wages 56,707
Travelling and subsistence 5,158
Post Office services 2,587
Other general expenses 3,119
Less Appropriations in Aid 2,730
Net Estimates cost for 1975–76 64,841