HC Deb 21 May 1982 vol 24 cc208-9W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what will be the effect of the delay in price review settlement on farm incomes from sheep.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

It is not possible to give a precise estimate of the effect of the delay in the start of the 1982–83 sheep marketing year. However, because of the way in which the amount of premium due to producers is calculated, the overall level of support to farm incomes should not be greatly affected.

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