HC Deb 11 May 1971 vol 817 cc58-9W
30. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware of the concern aroused by the Order of the Registrar of Restrictive Practices Court preventing agricultural organisations giving advice or making recommendations regarding the marketing of livestock, or recommending the prices to be paid for agricultural machinery; and what steps he proposes to take so as to allow agricultural organisations to continue to carry out this work in the interests of their members.

Mr. Prior

This is, of course, primarily the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. The Restrictive Practices Court has found certain recommendations made by the National Farmers' Union to be restrictive and against the public interest. The National Farmers' Union did not contest the case.

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