HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c140W
Sir Richard Body

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will pay 80 per cent. of the beef premium on the first instalment. [92431]

Mr. Rooker

The EC legislation currently specifies that the advance of the beef special premium is at 60 per cent. of the total payment. Although increases in the advance have been authorised in the past there has been no proposal to date from the Commission to increase the rate this year.

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