109. Mr. Vane
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will re-examine the basis of the guaranteed price and method of payment to farmers for milk in order to ensure that producers of a higher quality product are fairly rewarded.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
The guaranteed price for milk is a guarantee to the milk marketing boards and it is for them to determine within their schemes how producers should be rewarded for quality. But, as my right hon. Friend has already made clear, he is prepared to consider proposals for a higher quality milk of an approved standard under which the Milk Marketing Board might retain additional revenue from the sale of this milk.