§ Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on the further position of producers marketing boards in general and the Milk Marketing Board in particular in the European Economic Community.
§ Mr. John Silkin
Our policy on the agricultural marketing boards remains unchanged: it is to seek to preserve those functions of the boards essential to the orderly marketing in this country of the products concerned. The Commission has made a proposal to amend the Community milk regime to safeguard the essential functions of the milk boards and I expect this to be considered further at forthcoming Councils.