HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 cc702-3W
Mr. John Carlisle

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he intends to take to ensure closer co-operation between all sections of the agriculture and food manufacturing and distributing industries and his own Department.

Mr. Peter Walker

I have instructed my officials to give greater consideration to the marketing aspects of all their work to achieve this closer co-operation. ADAS in particular will in future be working more closely with the processing distributing industries. I will continue my own efforts, in meetings with the industry, to stress the need for each link in the food chain to work together.