§ Mr. Letwin
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will permit expenditure by the Milk Marketing Council on generic advertising. 
§ Mr. Rooker
[holding answer 22 March 1999]: The functions of the Milk Development Council are set out in the Milk Development Council Order 1995. These functions do not permit expenditure by the Council on generic advertising. My right hon. Friend is, however, open to representations by the dairy farming industry on changing the functions of the Milk Development Council.