HC Deb 21 March 1972 vol 833 c290W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will cause an investigation to be made to ascertain how and why on Friday, 10th March, details of his decision to postpone a ½p a pound duty due to be imposed in July on imported lamb were announced to the Press; and why this information was not announced in the House of Commons.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

No, an investigation is not necessary. My Department put out a notice on Saturday, 11th March, in order to coincide with a statement being made in Wellington on the same day by the New Zealand Minister of Agriculture.