§ 20. Mr. Boscawen
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will confirm that, as a result of the agreement in Brussels in November on compensatory amounts for dairy products, increased home production of liquid milk and dairy products will continue to be encouraged.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
Yes. From 1st February there are guaranteed minimum prices for milk products, effective safeguards—in the form of import levies—for our liquid milk market and more effective protection than in the past against competition from world surpluses of milk products. These are substantial benefits which will encourage increased production.