HC Deb 24 February 1971 vol 812 cc142-3W
Mr. Oswald

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is arranging to meet the Executive Committee of the National Farmers' Union of Scotland to explain to that body the effects on Scottish agriculture arising from the United Kingdom gaining membership of the European Economic Community.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Since last summer I have arranged to keen in close touch with the union on this. My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary for Home Affairs and Agriculture joined with my right hon. Friends the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the Minister of Agriculture in a meeting with the farming unions on 5th February to discuss the progress of the negotiations with the E.E.C.