HC Deb 15 February 1967 vol 741 cc98-9W
Mr. Brewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give an estimate of the profitability of milk production if Great Britain were immediately to join the Common Market.

Mr. Peart

This would depend on the arrangements agreed for milk in an enlarged Community. If we were to accept the common agricultural policy as it stands and if the prices adopted by the Community remained unchanged, milk production—especially in the winter—could be expected to be less profitable, because of the higher cost of feeding-stuffs.