HC Deb 14 April 1967 vol 744 c245W
Mr. Henig

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assumptions he is making about trends in world commodity prices when assessing the cost to Great Britain, in terms of food prices, of entry into the Common Market.

Mr. Peart

The Government's estimate that acceptance of the common agricultural policy as it stands might result in an increase in retail food prices of 10 to 14 per cent. is made on the basis of present world and Community prices for the commodities affected.