§ 22. Mr. Wigley
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the degree of fair competition which exists between United Kingdom farmers and farmers of other EEC countries in the United Kingdom market; and what action he proposes to take in this regard.
§ Mr. Bishop
I fully understand the pressures for a green pound change from producers who believe the present position to be unfair. As I explained earlier today, in answer to a Question from the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Griffiths), we must, however, look at this issue in terms of the national interest as a whole and this will determine the timing and amount of the next change.