HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 cc405-6W
Mr. Freeman

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has had discussions with the National Farmers Union on the introduction of a levy upon cereal growers through the home-grown cereals levy to help pay a proportion of research costs into alternative on-farm uses for straw.

Mrs. Fenner

I am aware that the National Farmers' Union is considering the financing of research into straw disposal by means of a levy on cereal growers, but I have not received any representations from it about this.