§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the future of fatstock certification.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
Fatstock certification is an integral part of the beef and sheep variable premium schemes. Its future will depend upon progress in the current review of the Community's sheepmeat regime; and on future arrangements for beef support in 1989 on which discussions have yet to start.