Oral Answers to Questions — National Farmers' Union

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1974.

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Photo of Mr Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley 12:00 am, 7th February 1974

There is no justification for either of those allegations. Other hon. Members have been saying in the House that it is the farmers themselves who have been financing the increase in the price of feeding stuffs and that in some cases they may even be engaged in dairy farming at a loss. That is not a burden on the taxpayer. It is necessary to maintain expansion, and the matter must be put right.