HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 cc173-4W
Mr. Jeffrey Archer

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has made to deal with the substantial surplus in cereal production in this country forecast for the years after 1977–78 in the report published by the Home Grown Cereals Authority.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

This Report is a useful contribution to the general thinking on the long-term prospects for cereals in the United Kingdom, but developments in the event will depend on the evolution of the common agricultural policy. For this reason it would be premature to reach firm conclusions about the market situation beyond the transitional period.

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