§ 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.