§ 71. Mr. Michael Latham
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on his recent visit to the annual general meeting of the National Farmers Union at Kensington town hall.
§ Mr. Gummer
I was very glad to have the opportunity to address the annual general meeting of the National Farmers Union. Copies of my speech are in the Library of the House. I underlined the vital role which farmers play in our national life: as an efficient and competitive industry, as the guarantors of our food supply and as the guardians of our countryside. I also made plain our determination to ensure that United Kingdom farmers have a fair deal in Europe, in particular through a substantial devaluation of the green pound.