Agricultural Production and Distribution

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th October 1970.

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Photo of Mr Raymond Carter Mr Raymond Carter , Birmingham, Northfield 12:00 am, 27th October 1970

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if it is his policy that competition should be encouraged throughout agricultural production and distribution.

Photo of Mr James Prior Mr James Prior , Lowestoft

Yes, wherever appropriate.

Photo of Mr Raymond Carter Mr Raymond Carter , Birmingham, Northfield

When one has in mind the answer to the previous Question, is it not true to say that Government policy is to give the highest possible income to farmers while at the same time imposing the maximum cost on the consumer?