HC Deb 16 October 1968 vol 770 c114W
Mr. Monro

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the current level of returns to hill sheep farmers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hoy

Producers' returns are for consideration each year at the Annual Review along with all other relevant factors. This year hill sheep farmers are benefiting from the firmer demand for store sheep which, no doubt, reflects the increase in the guaranteed price at the last Annual Review and the higher total returns for fat lambs achieved as a result this season.