HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c266W
Mr. David Shaw

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the benefits that consumers have derived from increases in the efficiency of the British agricultural industry in recent years.

Mr. MacGregor

Food prices are now 17 per cent. lower in real terms than in 1979 and consumers have a wider choice of foodstuffs at all price ranges than ever before.