§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the charges, in cash and real terms, for statutory inspections of dairies for each year since 1980.
§ Mr. Gummer
Charges for statutory inspections of dairy farms by Ministry dairy officers were introduced in 30 March 1987. Since then, charges have been as follows:247W
If the charges for routine visits had been raised in line with the retail prices index since March 1987, they would now be £116 (higher rate) and £103 (lower rate). The lower rates apply to inspections of farms with herds of fewer than 20 cows.