HC Deb 21 November 1974 vol 881 cc1522-3
Q10. Mr. Wyn Roberts

asked the Prime Minister whether he will dismiss the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Mr. Edward Short

I have been asked to reply.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave on 11th November to the hon. Lady the Member for Moray and Nairn (Mrs. Ewing).—[Vol. 881, c. 34.]

Mr. Roberts

Does the Lord President agree that whatever the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food announces this afternoon will be too little and too late for the Welsh farmers and all other livestock farmers? Will he do something about it, because these people are in a very desperate plight?

Mr. Short

I understand the plight of the Welsh farmers, certainly, but this afternoon my right hon. Friend will be giving a report on his considerable achievements in Brussels this week. He will be reporting on three issues—New Zealand dairy produce, the arrangements for beef, and the arrangements for the purchase of sugar.

Several Hon. Members


Mr. Speaker

Order. It is now half-past three. The Minister of Agriculture is to make a statement later.