HC Deb 09 February 1971 vol 811 cc82-3W
26. Sir H. Harrison

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what changes he plans in the role of the Apple and Pear Development Council.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

My right hon. Friend shares in what I believe is the general view that the Council does a very good job on a modest budget in promoting the sales of home grown apples and pears, and in other ways. I think it is best for any suggestion for a change in its rôle to come from the Council itself, or from the growers who finance it.