[John Cummings in the Chair] — Agriculture (South-West)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:29 am on 20th January 2009.

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Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 10:29 am, 20th January 2009

The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right; the issue is about the power of the producer. However, that power is amplified not only by horizontal integration through co-operatives, but by vertical integration through links. Is that not also a failure of this country's structure—that we have such weak vertical integration?