HC Deb 02 February 1987 vol 109 c536W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current average market price for (a) butter and (b) butter and (c) cereals per tonne.

Mr. John MacKay

Average Scottish farm gate prices per tonne for beef and cereals for the month of December 1986 were as follows:

Beef 1,619.57
Wheat 112.89
Barley 115.57
Oats 119.69

No corresponding figure is available for butter, nut the Scottish Milk Marketing Board selling price of the butter constituent of milk sold for butter manufacture in the same month was the equivalent of £1,574 per tonne.