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Potatoes

Volume 978: debated on Friday 15 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals he has received from the National Farmers Union and the Potato Marketing Board for a revised potato regime; what estimate he has made of the effect of proposed changes of raw material costs to the processors of dehydrated and French fried products; and if he will make a statement.

The National Farmers Unions and the Potato Marketing Board made joint proposals in 1977 for a market stabilsation arrangement to operate in the United Kingdom within the context of an EEC regime for potatoes. No agreement has yet been reached in Brussels on a potatoes regime and my

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