§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many registered milk producers there are in 108W Cardigan at the present moment; and how many of these he estimates would remain in business if Great Britain were to enter the European Economic Community on the terms of the present Common Agricultural Policy of the Community.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
There were 1,942 registered milk producers in Cardiganshire in May, 1971. It is not possible to assess the precise effect on individual producers of United Kingdom membership of the European Economic Community but I expect dairy farmers generally to benefit from the higher price they would receive for milk, particularly in view of the better returns for milk sold for manufacture.