HC Deb 06 December 1968 vol 774 cc569-70W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will seek to secure for Malawi the advantages of the Commonwealth Sugar Agreement; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. John Mackie

I regret that it is not possible to offer Malawi a quota under the Commonwealth Sugar Agreement. We are already committed under the Agreement to buying a quantity of sugar representing some 95 per cent. of our net import requirements, and it would not be prudent to extend our commitment further.