§ 35. Mr. KEDWARD
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the serious financial condition of many agriculturists and the disparity which exists between the prices paid for cattle, corn, fruit, and vegetables, and the prices charged to the public for these commodities, he proposes to take any action in the matter: and, if so, upon what lines?
§ Mr. N. BUXTON
As I stated, in reply to a question put to me by the hon. and gallant Member for Louth (Lieut.-Colonel Heneage) on 4th July, the situation envisaged by the hon. Member illustrates the need for improved marketing methods, a subject which is engaging the close attention of my Department.
§ Mr. KEDWARD
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the possibility of calling together a three-party conference to deal with this urgent matter? As the Prime Minister urged us to co-operate with the Government, does he not think that this is a suitable matter for a conference of the three parties to try and find an agreed solution?
§ Mr. BUXTON
I am afraid that question does not arise. Perhaps the hon. Member will put down another question.