§ 10 and 11. Mr. John Wells
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) if he will initiate talks with the National Farmers Unions about soft fruit imports;
(2) if he will have early consultations with the National Farmers Unions about the recent increase in soft fruit imports.
§ Mr. Wells
I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that answer because it shows clearly that the Department is taking a better view of horticulture than has been the case in recent years. However, on the point raised in Question 518 No. 11, may I ask him specifically whether he is aware that the recent increase in imports has done nothing to reduce the price for the consumer, and at the same time has done a great deal to upset the home producers' market?