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Guaranteed Prices

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will now take steps to ensure that adequate increases will speedily be made in such guaranteed prices of agricultural products as still remain under his control, and in particular the guaranteed price of milk.

On 20 December, in a written answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Hereford (Mr. Shepherd), my right hon. Friend announced increases in the maximum wholesale and retail prices for liquid milk, which will take effect on 1 February and 17 February respectively.—[Vol. 976, c. 344.] He will announce decisions on future support for fat sheep, wool and potatoes before the end of the current guarantee years.