§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate the number of dairy farmers in Wales who will be put out of business as a result of the milk production quotas agreed by the Council of Agriculture Ministers in Brussels.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The measures agreed by the Council of Agriculture Ministers on 30–31 March give all milk producers a guaranteed quantity for which Community price support arrangements will apply. Production in excess of the guaranteed quantity will be levied. The effect on individual producers will depend upon the steps they take to adapt their present production systems to take account of the new measures.