HC Deb 13 March 1980 vol 980 cc1549-50
Q1. Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Prime Minister if she has any plans to visit the vilage of Pitmeddan.

The Prime Minister (Mrs. Margaret Thatcher)

I have at present no plans to do so.

Mr. McQuarrie

While I regret that my right hon. Friend cannot visit Pitmeddan, where she would have been most welcome, may I ask her to assure the House that she will in no way trade away any of the farming or fishing interests in her determination to ensure that the overall payments made to the EEC are reduced?

The Prime Minister

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his remarks. As he knows, we are proceeding with the EEC negotiations on the basis of the merit of each particular subject. I am very happy to assure him that we shall not accept any proposals either for farming or fishing that will be damaging to British interests.

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