HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 cc272-3W
106. Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, following Great Britain's entry into the European Economic Community, he will submit proposals for a sheep-meat regulation to the European Economic Community with a view to obtaining a low market price for lamb and mutton so that New Zealand can obtain a larger share of the growing market for meat in the European Economic Community.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

My right hon. Friend has no present plans to propose a sheep-meat regulation to an enlarged European Economic Community. The common element in the Community's present arrangements for sheep-meat is a common external tariff of 20 per cent. Both we and the New Zealand Government consider that an acceptable volume of trade in New Zealand lamb will continue to flow over such a tariff.