HC Deb 14 January 1988 vol 125 c376W
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.