HC Deb 05 December 1967 vol 755 c248W
32. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs if he will give an assurance to the Legislative Council of Fiji, that, having noted the resolution passed with regard to the situation which may face Fiji if Great Britain enters the Common Market, the negotiations will ensure that the 67 per cent. of Fiji's total exports which come from sugar will be safeguarded.

Mr. Whitlock

It would not be appropriate for me to communicate direct to the Legislative Council of Fiji. However, Ministers have repeatedly stressed the importance we attach to securing safeguards for Commonwealth sugar producers in the event of our joining the E.E.C.