§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, whether the weekly guide prices published on 13 July 1987 are the prices on which the variable premium payments are being calculated; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
Yes. Variable premium rates for the 1988 sheepmeat marketing year are being calculated on the basis of the decisions on guide price levels reached at the 1987 price-fixing, the details of which were announced by my Department on 13 July 1987.