HC Deb 13 July 1960 vol 626 c112W
66. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that certain Commonwealth countries sent observers to the recent Common Market discussions on agriculture; and why the United Kingdom did not send an observer.

Mr. R. Allan

I know of no discussions on agriculture between the Common Market countries to which observers from third countries have been invited. The question of sending a United Kingdom observer has not arisen.

It was, however, announced in Brussels that on 20th to 21st June members of the European Commission met representatives of five extra-European countries—Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the Argentine. No other European country took part in the talks.