HC Deb 14 December 1971 vol 828 c72W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, on Great Britain's entry into the European Economic Community, he will have the power to introduce a minimum import price for malt; and whether he will be able to introduce restitution to enable the British malting industry to compete in the export markets in general and the countries of the Six in particular.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

When we join the European Economic Community, malt will he subject to the Community's levies and restitutions, adjusted for differences between our prices and those of the rest of the Community. I am satisfied that these will enable the industry to compete both in Community markets and in those of third countries.