§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what should have been the growth in the dairy herd between June 1974 and June 1977 to meet the targets set in Food from Our Own Resources "; what was the actual change over this period; and if he is satisfied with the Government's record in this matter22W
§ Mr. Bishop
The difference between the United Kingdom and Irish Republic representative rates leads to a difference between the common beef intervention price in each country as expressed in sterling. The net monetary compensation amounts applied to Anglo-Irish trade in beef and live cattle are calculated to reflect this difference in the two intervention prices and are not intended to equalise beef support levels as between the two countries.