September 8, 1990. In spite of a fall in demand, the Gulf crisis and the possible financial collapse of Ireland's largest beef producer, meat prices in the UK appear to be stable in the shops. According to the latest computerised figures released by the Meat and Livestock Commission, only pork is showing a drop. For example, loin chops are down on average from 183p lb to 177p. Prices varied from 143p to 211p across 227 stores. British lamb prices have stayed about the same with leg selling on average for 191p, while meat from New Zealand is also holding up well. {{COUNTERPOINT }}