§ Mr. Kitson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress he has made on his review of certain aspects of minimum import price arrangements for cereals.
§ Mr. Derek Page
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has, in view of recent experience with barley imports, to strengthen the minimum import price arrangements for cereals.
§ Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
I now intend to modify the procedure whereby all contracts may be registered at a prospective rate of levy already announced. in future, whenever I consider that registration at the announced rate would jeopardize the purpose of the arrangements, registration will only be made at a new higher rate of levy. This should only be necessary in exceptional circumstances. If it is necessary, importers will be informed immediately and told the new prospective rate of levy.