HC Deb 29 June 1971 vol 820 cc61-2W
22. Mr. O'Halloran

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what discussions he has had with the Irish Republic regarding the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Area Agreement and the Irish Republic application to join the European Economic Community; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Prior

During my recent visit to Dublin the opportunity was taken to exchange views on certain agricultural and fisheries aspects of our Common Market negotiations. My officials participate in the continuing contacts with Irish Republic officials on this subject and official discussions also take place as necessary on the operation of the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Area Agreement.