HC Deb 08 February 1972 vol 830 cc1122-3
14. Mr. Deakins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received from the National Farmers' Unions about a marketing board for meat.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

None, Sir.

Mr. Deakins

Can the hon. Gentleman assure us that he has not intimated to the National Farmers' Unions, either officially or unofficially, that any proposals for a marketing board would be extremely unwelcome to the Government?

Mr. Stedart

As no positive proposals have been put to us, no comment has been made.