HC Deb 09 February 1971 vol 811 c84W
44. Mr. Fox

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what contribution the proposed import levies will make to import saving; and when he expects to announce details of the interim levy scheme.

Mr. Prior

The attainment of significant reductions in imports is not the essential aim of the proposed interim import levy schemes. They should give a firmer tone to the market by preventing unduly low-priced imports and will thus increase farmers' confidence. I will announce details of the schemes when the present negotiations are completed.

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