HC Deb 02 November 1998 vol 318 cc436-7W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimates he has made for farmgate prices in 1998–99 for(a) cereals, (b) other crops, (c) beef and veal, (d) lamb and mutton, (e) pigs and pigmeat, (f) milk, (g) other non-meat livestock products and (h) horticultural products. [57499]

Mr. Rooker

Forecast estimates of farmgate prices for the complete period 1998–99 are not published. The latest prices are as set out in the table.

Product Price Unit Coverage Date of price
Horticultural products
Apples—Cox's Orange Class 1 45.60 p/kg England w/c 19 October 1998
Pears—Conference Class 1 42.83 p/kg England w/c 19 October 1998


1. Egg figures are selected from the monthly Egg Statistics Notice (October 9, 1998)

2. Milk figures are selected from the monthly United Kingdom Milk Prices Statistics Notice (October 9, 1998)

3. The prices for the other products are selected from the Agricultural Market Report (week ending 23 October 1998). The report, covering a wide range of agricultural products, is issued weekly and is available in the House of Commons Library