§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from the Scottish National Farmers Union on the level of potato imports from Greece; and whether he Proposes to take any action on the matter.
§ Mr. John MacKay
This matter was raised by leaders of the National Farmers Union of Scotland at a meeting with my noble Friend the Minister of State on 14 July.
There is no evidence that these imports have undermined prices for Scottish early potatoes. None the less, their excessive volume remains a matter of concern and everything possible will be done to convince those marketing Greek potatoes of the need for orderly trading. The Greek Government and the EC Commission have been made aware of our disquiet.