HC Deb 22 March 1976 vol 908 cc44-5W
Mr. Peter Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what drop there has been in the number of cattle for slaughter in the meat plants of Northern Ireland since the announcement of the EEC price review; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

The number of cattle slaughtered in Northern Ireland meat plants and abbatoirs in the week ending 13th March was approximately 4,547 compared with 4,941 in the previous week.

The full details of the EEC price support arrangements for beef as they will apply in Northern Ireland have still to be finalised.