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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th April 1987.

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Photo of Jim Wallace Jim Wallace , Orkney and Shetland 12:00 am, 8th April 1987

I thank the Minister for meeting a delegation of my hon. Friends and myself this morning to discuss the beef crisis in Scotland. Will he assure us again that he appreciates the seriousness of the crisis in the beef industry? We are looking for an early announcement of any increase that he could make in headage payments and of a devaluation of the green pound. I appreciate that these important matters will be discussed at the Council of Ministers' meeting at the end of the month, but, given the importance of this to the Scottish agriculture industry, will he confirm that either he or his right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State will attend that meeting?