Cereals (Import Costs)

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th November 1967.

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Photo of Sir Timothy Kitson Sir Timothy Kitson , Richmond (Yorks) 12:00 am, 29th November 1967

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much he estimates the imports of cereals will cost during 1967.

Photo of Mr Thomas Peart Mr Thomas Peart , Workington

About £200 million.

Photo of Sir Timothy Kitson Sir Timothy Kitson , Richmond (Yorks)

Will the Minister make a statement in the very near future in order to stimulate home production, bearing in mind that plans for sowing times have to be made very soon?

Photo of Mr Thomas Peart Mr Thomas Peart , Workington

I shall note that. It is one of the commodities which I had in mind when I replied to an earlier Question.