§ 29. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he now plans to meet the Foreign Minister of France, Monsieur Schumann.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
I have no specific plans to do so, but I hope an opportunity will arise before long.
§ Mr. Biffen
As soon as the right hon. Gentleman does get the opportunity to meet M. Schumann, will he point out that the common agricultural policy is an extravagant absurdity for the British to contemplate and that we are not prepared to enter negotiations with a view to becoming the receiving ground for agricultural surpluses from continental Europe?
§ Mr. Stewart
If I am able to have an opportunity to meet my French colleague, I must judge for myself what it will be best to say.
§ Mr. Blenkinsop
Does not my right hon. Friend agree that the agricultural position in France, as elsewhere in Europe, is likely to change in a period of time?