HC Deb 16 March 1978 vol 946 c284W
43. Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has taken any further steps to safeguard the position of milk producers in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Bishop

Since making available to milk producers in Northern Ireland an additional £3.6 million at the end of last year, my right hon. Friends the Minister and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland have been actively considering what further steps compatible with EEC rules might be appropriate to deal with the problem of maintaining their average returns. We hope to be able to make a statement before long.