§ 12. Mr. Godber
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has made for extending the system of minimum import prices to commodities other than cereals.
§ Mr. Godber
Does not the Minister recognise that Common Market restrictions have made a major change in the whole situation, and does not he accept that diversion of supplies from the Continent to this country is making the position intolerable in many sectors of the British market? If he will not introduce minimum import prices, what other effective steps will he take to restore confidence to our own farmers?
§ Mr. Peart
I am quite certain that, in relation to cereals, there is no question of a fall in confidence among growers, and I am rather surpised to hear that suggestion. [HON. MEMBERS: "Not just 721 cereals."] For other commodities as well, apart from cereals. The right hon. Gentleman suggests that I should change the pattern. The cereals market is being affected by people talking the market down, as in the case of beef.
§ Sir C. Osborne
Will the Minister do his best to give similar protection to the fishing industry and fish prices?