HC Deb 16 March 1978 vol 946 c287W
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.

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