Would my right hon. Friend bear in mind that if progress is to be stimulated farmers need assurance about their future incomes as far as possible, and there is concern about what their incomes will be if we go into the Common Market? Will he, therefore, take steps to inquire what farm incomes are in the Common Market countries, which is something that we do not know at present?
Reverting to the original Question, can the right hon. Gentleman say how far short of his expectations production has fallen as a result of the stagnation to which he himself referred last Sunday on television?
If the hon. Gentleman has read the White Paper, he will see that I stated frankly there that in the dairy sector the herd has not expanded. I said also that because of the working of the flexible guarantee system over a period we have had a severe cut-back in pig production and, therefore, the Review was designed to stimulate it. I was frank with the House, and it is in the White Paper.
I thank my hon. Friend, but I think that the House must be aware that hon. Members opposite are so politically prejudiced that they will not accept that this is a good Review.