HC Deb 25 May 1966 vol 729 cc457-8
27. Mr. Jopling

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what discussions he has had with the Cereals Marketing Authority with a view to instituting a two-tier system of levies on producers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hoy

The Authority has recommended a two-tier levy on barley for 1966-67. My right hon. Friends will shortly lay an Order giving effect to this recommendation.

Mr. Jopling

May I thank the hon. Gentleman for that reply and ask if he can give us some idea about what the differential will be between those growers who sell all their crop and those who consume all their crop at home?

Mr. Hoy

The hon. Gentleman had better wait until the Order is made. These are the two distinct cases which the two-tier levy proposes to take into consideration.