HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 cc362-3W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if, in order to allow the potato industry to make plans, he will make an early decision on the new potato scheme at present being studied by a working group;

(2) if he will make a statement on the progress of the new potato scheme which is being studied by a joint working group set up by him.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

Discussions are continuing with all sectors of the industry about possible changes to the potato support arrangements. Decisions will be made when the review group's recommendations are known. Any changes which may result from the review will not affect the 1983 potato crop, to which the present support arrangements will apply.

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