§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if the EEC proposal to establish a system of production aids for canned pineapple will in any way affect the position of Asian Commonwealth producers of canned pineapple.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
The Community draft regulation is intended to enable Community producers of canned pineapple to maintain prices for their product which are competitive with those fixed by the main third country producers. Community production is restricted to Martinique, and the support proposed is limited as regards amount and eligible tonnage. The proposals will not affect Asian Commonwealth producers.