HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 c311W
23. Mr. Livsey

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received about present prices for beef cattle; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Donald Thompson

I have received no recent representations about prices for beef cattle. Throughout 1988 prices have been markedly above those for 1987. Producers' expectations of higher prices have also been reflected in prices for calves and store cattle.