§ 29. Mr. Ridley
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will 1073 start negotiations to agree a system of import levies for meat with the United Kingdom's main suppliers.
§ Mr. Ridley
Would not the right hon. Gentleman agree that there is some need to put a limit on the Exchequer liability for deficiency payments for meat? In view of the unfortunate breakdown of the meat quota talks last year, would he not agree that there is a case for exploring the possibility of agreeing—and I emphasise "agreeing"—levies with our main suppliers as an alternative?