§ Mr. Peter Mills
This matter is still under consideration. My right hon. Friend will make an announcement as soon as he can.
§ Mr. Moate
Does my hon. Friend agree that it is now more than two years since the promise of compensation was first made to growers whose livelihood would suffer from the subsidised surpluses of the Common Market? We still do not know the basis on which the scheme will operate. Nor do we know the levels of compensation that will be paid. Indeed, we do not even know the compensatory levies to be applied from next year in theory. This continuing uncertainty can hardly help the industry. Will my hon. Friend urge that an early statement be made?