HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c156W
Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the disparity in compensation for cull cattle between(a) small cattle, (b) Holsteins and (c) pedigree continental cattle. [6081]

Mr. Rooker

There is no disparity. At present all cattle slaughtered under the Over 30 Months Scheme attract the same rate of compensation per kilogram. However, with effect from 4 August the payment rate for cull cows will be approximately 7 pence per kilogram lower than the rate applying to all other cattle slaughtered under the scheme and payments will be restricted to a maximum weight of 560 kg per animal.