I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. Am I right in reading into it a note of optimism? If that is correct, could he indicate that that is the case as soon as possible, so that confidence can be restored to cereal-growing areas?
With great respect to my hon. Friend, I do not accept that confidence requires to be restored, since it is there already. So far as optimism goes, I am certain that my hon. Friend, who, like myself, is a farmer, realises that all farmers are optimists.