§ 9. Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he has taken in accordance with the recommendation of the Brambell Committee to ensure that the intention of its report is not prejudiced by imports of food produced under unacceptable systems; and what progress has been made in this direction.
§ The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. Fred Peart)
My right hon. Friend and I are still considering this Report, including the recommendation about imports.
§ Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the need to secure some satisfactory arrangement overseas as the basis of any final arrangement? Will he consider urgently ways of taking this essential preliminary step?
§ Mr. Molloy
Is my right hon. Friend aware that there are very many people in the country who are greatly interested in the Brambell Report and who will be a little, disappointed at the delay which is taking place in implementing its recommendations? Will my right hon. Friend bear this in mind?
§ Mr. Godber
Will the Minister confirm the undertaking, given by the Leader of the House, that we shall have an opportunity to debate this Report before the Summer Recess? This would be welcomed on both sides of the House.