HC Deb 08 November 1976 vol 919 cc93-4W
Mr. Marten

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give an assurance that the Wool Marketing Board will continue after the end of 1977 in its present form.

Mr. Bishop

The Wool Board comes under the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958, which empowers producers to amend and also to revoke agricultural marketing scheme such as the wool scheme. My right hon. Friend cannot, therefore, give such an assurance.