HC Deb 02 March 1971 vol 812 c1369
3. Mr. Tom King

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received from horticultural producers that they should be permitted to carry forward losses or profits to the next year, in view of the particular problems of the industry.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

I have received representations on this subject from the National Farmers' Union.

Mr. King

While I appreciate that this is not an original suggestion, does not my hon. Friend agree that, in the light of both the E.E.C. negotiations and my right hon. Friend's exhortations to greater specialisation in this area, the proposal must receive much more serious consideration?

Mr. Stodart

I hope that this will not disappoint my hon. Friend, but I think that I should not express views on this matter as a Question is down to my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer today.

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