§ Mr. Pickthall
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the future of small weight payments to cattle owners. 156W
§ Mr. Rooker
Cattle slaughtered under the Over 30 Months Scheme are eligible for a weight-based payment, currently worth just under 65 pence per kilogram, irrespective of their overall weight. With effect from 4 August payments will be restricted to a maximum weight of 560 kg per animal and the rate for cows will be reduced to a little under 58 pence per kilogram.