HC Deb 04 July 1978 vol 953 cc121-3W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will tabulate in the Official Report the common levy monetary compensation account and net import levy in the United Kingdom in both £ sterling per tonne and pence per pound for those commodities listed in his reply of 3rd April 1978.

Mr. Bishop

The following is the information requested as at 30th June 1978:

having with that section of the industry; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Strang

Further meetings between the manufacturers of dehydrated potatoes and officials of my Department were held on 8th and 9th June, and subsequently the companies supplied the Department with certain additional information. It is difficult at this stage to assess the prospects for the industry for the 1978–79 crop year, but urgent consideration is being given to what action could be taken if the problems anticipated by the industry are realised.