§ 8. Sir Clive Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are his estimates for home-fed beef supplies in 1968 and 1969.
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. James Hoy)
Home-fed beef and veal supplies in 1968 are expected to be a little below those in 1967. It is too early to give a similar indication for 1969.
§ Sir Clive Bossom
When he is considering 1969, will the Minister consider doubling this year's target, because farmers are willing and able to produce more? Has he really taken into account devaluation, the serious loss due to foot-and-mouth disease and the heavy cost of imports?
§ Sir W. Bromley-Davenport
How does the Minister expect to get a major and continuous expansion in production without introducing the levy system?