53. Dr. Dunwoody
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in view of the recommendations of the South-West Economic Planning Council in "A Region with a Future" he will invite the Milk Marketing Board to augment their low cost production advisory service to milk producers in Devon and Cornwall.
§ Mr. Hoy
This is for the Milk Marketing Board to determine, but the Board and my right hon. Friend are agreed that its implementation will be of material benefit to milk producers, and at our invitation the Board are discussing with our technical advisers ways in which the 737 existing co-operation between the Board and the Ministry can be further developed.
Is my hon. Friend aware that his reply will give considerable encouragement to the milk producers in Devon and Cornwall, and assist the expansion of a section of the industry which produces 40 per cent. of the total farm output of the area?