§ 33. Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the present arrangements for annual and special Price Reviews for agriculture; and if he will make a statement.
The White Paper on this year's Annual Review stated that the Government would consider the possibility of providing more effective long-term assurances of support for agriculture than are afforded under present arrangements. Discussions on this have now started between representatives of the Government and the three farmers' unions. Associated with these discussions will be the examination of the whole basis and procedures for special reviews of which the Government gave notice when agreeing to a special review last February.