HC Deb 29 April 1976 vol 910 c145W
Mr. Watt

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will closely monitor trends in the market demand for lean meat with a view to the eventual alteration of the current general standards of beef certification to allow premium payments to be made on leaner types of cattle.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to his Question on 16th March.—[Vol. 907, c. 802.] I am satisfied that the current standards of certification for beef premium ensure the production of beef in the qualities demanded by consumers.