HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 cc155-6W
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. [6082]

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.