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Organic Fruit And Vegetables

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he plans to take to reduce dependency on imports to satisfy demand for organically produced fruit and vegetables.

I am keen that British farmers should claim as large a share as possible of the small but growing market for organic produce. The hon. Member will know from the answer that he received to an earlier question, on 16 January, at column 215, that the Department already offers a wider range of support for organic production.