Mr. Alan Williams:
If my hon. Friend's Question were planted—it would surprise me if it had been—all I can say is that it has yielded a very good crop, unlike last year's potatoes. It is impossible to predict the price index in advance. [HON. MEMBERS: "Ah!"] Clearly hon. Members expect that one should have a crystal ball when one stands at the Dispatch Box.
We cannot precisely anticipate what price changes may take place over the six months of the scheme.