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Marketing Boards

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a further statement on the future of the milk, potato and egg marketing boards in the context of the United Kingdom's full EEC membership in 1978.

As my right hon. Friend told the House on 27th April—[Vol. 930, c. 1236]—Commissioner Gundelach is presently studying how the functions of the Milk Marketing Boards can be maintained. The future rôle of the Potato Marketing Board will depend upon the form of the CAP régime for potatoes, proposals for which have been discussed and are now being reconsidered in Brussels. The British Egg Marketing Board no longer exists.