HC Deb 01 December 1967 vol 755 c204W
Mr. Mackintosh

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will consider moving the Annual Price Review forward to December or January so as to give farmers an indication of Government policy in time for their plans for production in 1968; or, if this is impossible, if he will give clear indications of the Government's intentions by making a statement.

Mr. Peart

I cannot bring forward the 1968 Annual Review. I said in answer on 29th November to Questions by the hon. Members for Torrington (Mr. Peter Mills), Dumfries (Mr. Monro) and the right hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton) that I do not consider that a special review would be justified in present circumstances and that the Government are considering the implications for agriculture of the new situation, and I cannot add to this now.—[Vol. 755, c. 410–3.]