§ 51. Mr. Spearing
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he accepts the conclusions of The Common Agricultural Policy of the European Economic Community, Command Paper No. 3274 published in May, 1967, in regard to the effects in the United Kingdom of accepting the Common Agricultural Policy ; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
No. These conclusions were necessarily based on assumptions made at that time about the effects of the common agricultural policy as it then stood. The Government's assessment in Command Paper No. 4715 takes account of the subsequent development of the common agricultural policy and the agreements reached on its application to the United Kingdom.