HC Deb 24 March 1994 vol 240 c371W
23. Mrs. Lait

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations she has received about the problems facing British fruit farmers; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Jack

I have received a number of representations from consumers, growers and hon. Members, principally about the future of our unique apples; especially the Cox. We believe that many of the difficulties faced by this sector are attributable to the current EC regime for fresh fruit and vegetables, which we believe should be reformed.