§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she has received the report from her officials on the West Country farmer who is selling meat cheaply direct to consumers; and if she will make a statement.
Mr. Alan Williams
The farmer in question has been visited in the course of the Price Commission's in-depth study of meat prices and margins. The information obtained is confidential to the commission, but it will of course take it fully into account in reaching its conclusions.