§ 12. Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in view of the effects on the National Farmers' Unions in their relations with their members in co-operating with him in giving advice, in particular in relation to the operation of restrictive trade practices legislation in respect of food supply, and the length of time that discussions zhave been continuing, whether he will now make a statement on this matter.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
This is an extremely complex subject and the discussions with the National Farmers' Union are still in progress. We are concentrating on the marketing aspects and are paying particular attention to the possible types of organisation outlined in the Green Paper on Agricultural and Horticultural Marketing.