HC Deb 03 July 1968 vol 767 cc230-1W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the rate of return to raspberry growers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Buchan

The information available for recent years suggests that the return per acre has compared favourably with that for other crops.

Mr. MacArthur

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about problems confronting the raspberry-growing industry in Scotland; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Buchan

I have received representations from the National Farmers' Union of Scotland whose main concern is about alleged dumping of raspberry pulp from Yugoslavia. As the Union is aware, my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade is looking into this matter.