asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate he has made of the quantity of meat which will be imported annually into this country from New Zealand during the currency of the recently negotiated agreement whereby imports of meat from New Zealand will be without restriction in quantity until September, 1972.
As the New Zealand meat producers have announced plans to diversify the sale of lamb from New Zealand, and particularly to review what is sold to the United Kingdom and North America would not the hon. Gentleman agree that he ought to be able to give encouragement to those producing lamb in this country to increase the amount for the home market?
Can the right hon. Gentleman assure us that this agreement will not run counter in any way to the assurance given in the National Plan that the major part of the increased requirement would come from home farmers?