HC Deb 26 July 1983 vol 46 c401W
Mr. Alex Carlile

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to ensure that the co-responsibility levy does not affect the economic viability of the small dairy farm as a family farming unit; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. MacGregor

At the farm price negotiations earlier this year my predecessor made it clear that the Government were opposed to the co-responsibility levy and the Council decided that no change should be made in the levy rate. There are currently no proposals for any change in the arrangements for the levy.

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