§ 66. Mr. Wolrige-Gordon
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what new proposals he has regarding possible variations of the Agricultural Price Review system.
§ Mr. Peter Mills
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to what extent it is his policy to allow agriculture the chance to help still further Great Britain's balance of payments difficulties; if he will give every encouragement to British agriculture in the next Price Review; and if he will take into account the desirability of encouraging ley farming and other crops which allow a break from cereals.
§ Mr. Peart
Under the selective expansion programme we expect home agriculture to save imports by meeting a major106W part of the increase in demand for food by 1970. At the next Review we shall be considering the progress made and assessing the resources required, in consultation with the Farmers' Unions. I cannot anticipate the Review decisions, but we shall take account of all relevant factors.