30. Mr. J. E. B. Hill
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how he proposes to give effect to the agreement on new marketing arrangements for home-grown cereals announced on 22nd September, 1964.
§ The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. Fred Peart)
The Government welcome this agreement and are 435 urgently considering legislation to give effect to it.
Will the Minister accept my congratulations on his appointment? Can he say whether the Bill will set out to preserve the aims and the balance of this agreement which resulted from 18 months of somewhat delicate negotiations; and, in particular, can he give an assurance that the Government are not seeking to set up a commodity commission with full trading powers?
§ Mr. Soames
Are we to understand from the right hon. Gentleman that he intends to legislate to implement this agreement arrived at some time ago with all the interests concerned in the marketing of the home cereal crop, that this will be his only intention, and that he does not intend to superimpose on that agreement any other form of body?