HC Deb 16 February 1977 vol 926 c261W
Mr. Adley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on his latest discussions within the EEC on the rôle of the Milk Marketing Board.

Mr. John Silkin

We continue to be in close touch with the EEC about the future of the marketing boards, including the Milk Marketing Boards. The boards' activities have naturally to be consistent with the Treaty of Rome and EEC regulations, and the purpose of our discussions with the Commission is to find legal solutions which fully meet the Government's aim, which is to maintain those functions of the boards which are essential to the orderly marketing of the products concerned.