It is not possible to give a firm estimate of the average net producer price until much later in the year because so many factors can affect the situation, but present indications are that the price will be of the order of 3s. 4d. a gallon.
Is it not also clear that the average price will fall considerably short of the hopes held out by the Minister?
What action is proposed to bring this up to the estimate forecast in the Annual Price Review?
It is not clear at all. Indeed, even the Milk Marketing Board said that it would not care to make forecasts for a whole year ahead, but would issue a monthly figure. The hon. Gentleman should not be so anticipatory about his question.