HC Deb 31 March 1958 vol 585 c827
12. Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to ensure that, as is already the case with Ulster and Scotland, there shall be separate Welsh representatives in future Annual Price Reviews distinct from English representatives; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Hare

I agree that the interests of agricultural producers in Wales should be adequately represented. I think the present arrangements achieve that end.

Mr. Gower

Does not my right hon. Friend agree that, in recent years, the Welsh Department of his Ministry has been very largely decentralised and made autonomous? Does not that indicate that agriculture in Wales has many particular and peculiar problems for consideration, and would he not consider it proper that the desire of many people in Wales to have reasonable representation in cases of this kind should now be met?

Mr. Hare

I assure my hon. Friend that I do pay the greatest possible attention to the position of farmers in Wales, and I assure him that I shall continue to do so.

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