§ 43. Mr. Stainton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on his recent visit to Denmark, with especial reference to the prospects of a revision of the Memorandum of Understanding on Bacon, Command Paper No. 2318, favourable to the British farmer.
§ Mr. Peart
I would refer the hon. Members to my reply to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Aberdeen, North (Mr. Hector Hughes) on 23rd June. There were no formal consultations with the Danish Goverment about the Bacon Understanding during my recent visit to Denmark. Any revision of the shares of the bacon market in any year would be a matter for consultation between all the participating countries.