HC Deb 07 November 1960 vol 629 c641
33. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on his discussions with the National Farmers' Union on the future of the agricultural industry.

Mr. Soames

As these discussions are still going on, I am not yet able to make a statement.

Mr. Willey

Is the Minister aware that his appointment was warmly welcomed by the agricultural community because it was understood to denote a change of policy? Does he realise that if he wants to keep that welcome warm he had better make a satisfactory statement as soon as possible?

Mr. Soames

I hope to be able to make a statement before Christmas on these talks.

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