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Marketing Boards

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what talks he has had recently with the Council of Ministers and with the European Commission concerning marketing boards.

My right hon. Friend is in regular contact with the Commission and colleagues in the Council of Ministers on matters of common interest but, in the light of those developments which he reported to the House on 27th April— [Vol. 930, c. 1234–53]—has not since felt it necessary to raise the question of the boards' future. Discussions are continuing at official level, however, aimed at achieving the Government's objectives on the future of the boards.