§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy to increase the suckler cow premium grant to £50 per cow.
§ Mr. Viggers
The current rate of suckler cow premium, £33.40 per cow, is the maximum rate payable under EC legislation. Review of the rate of premium will no doubt form an important part of the review of the EC beef support measures scheduled to take place during 1988.