§ 37. Mr. David Steel
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is now able to reply to the representations made by the National Farmers' Union on 26th September 1973 asking for immediate additional support for dairy and livestock farmers.
§ Mr. Godber
I announced on 8th October that we had decided that the right time to consider this problem was at the 1974 annual review. We brought forward the start of this review to 6th December and I hope to announce the determinations by about the end of February.
§ Sir G. de Freitas
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to reply to the letter of Wednesday 9th January from the Chairman of the Northampton County Farms Tenants Association drawing attention to the rise in the cost of dairy concentrates from approximately £40 per ton in the winter 143W of 1972–73 to £74 per ton at the present time without any corresponding increase in prices for milk and with a decline in the prices received for calves and culled cows
§ Mrs. Fenner
The letter was acknowledged on my right hon. Friend's behalf on 15th January and he will be replying to the Chairman of the Northampton County Farms Tenants Association as soon as possible.