§ Mr. Marten
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what specific representations he has made to the Council of Ministers at its meeting on 20th November about reduction and control of agricultural surpluses and the proposal for a tax on milk.
§ Mr. Godber
I emphasised at the meeting of the Council of Ministers on 20th November that as part of the review of44W the common agricultural policy it was necessary to reduce surpluses and to devise a method of controlling them. I also said that I saw real disadvantages in a general tax on milk going from individual producers to the dairy, but that there was much more merit in a tax on milk products going into intervention.