HC Deb 09 January 1978 vol 941 c674W
Sir P. Bryan

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his policy towards the proposals recently endorsed by the Council of the National Farmers' Union designed to ensure the continuation of orderly marketing in the United Kingdom potato industry when it faces European free trade requirements in the marketing of the crop; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Bishop

I regard these proposals for price stabilisation arrangements as providing, in principle, a satisfactory basis for the United Kingdom in the longer term, subject to further consideration of their financial implications. I hope that they can be accommodated within an acceptable EEC régime.