§ 34. Mr. Scott-Hopkins
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what consideration he has now given to freeing Channel Islands milk from price control; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
How soon will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give an answer to this Question? Is it not a pressing question for the dairy farmers who have Channel Island cows? These farmers want to know where they stand as soon as possible?
§ Mr. Soames
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that action is essential? Indeed, a decision was taken by the previous Government, which would have been implemented by now had the right hon. Gentleman not been in office. It is essential to take action to ensure that the supply of this high-quality milk is sufficient to meet future demand.