HC Deb 18 December 1961 vol 651 c110W
65. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the recent publication of the Lord Privy Seal's statement in Paris, what consultations he has had with the Lord Privy Seal concerning the safeguards necessary to protect British agriculture if the United Kingdom joins the European Common Market; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Soames

I had the fullest consultations with my right hon. Friend the Lord Privy Seal about safeguards for British agriculture before he made his statement in Paris. Negotiations with the E.E.C. on food and agricultural matters are to begin in the New Year.

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