§ Mr. Macdonald
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library a copy of his most recent recommendation to the European Commission on the reference price for farmed salmon.
§ Sir Hector Monro
It is the responsibility of the European commission to set a reference price for salmon, based on criteria set out in article 23 of regulation 3759/92. The Scottish Office has submitted background information to the Commission on production costs and prices over the last three years.