§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will introduce a feed subsidy or a special retention subsidy per head to enable farmers to hold on to store and young cattle over the winter months.
§ Mr. Bishop
We are already assessing the level of national fodder supplies and their distribution throughout the country. This assessment will be completed very shortly and we shall then consider what further action, if any, would be appropriate.