§ Mr. James Johnson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what negotiations he has had with his EEC partners regarding a common fisheries policy; what decisions have been taken: and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
My officials are in regular touch with our EEC partners through the consultative machinery of the Community, mainly in connection with the administration of the marketing aspects of the common fisheries policy. The structural policy has yet to be developed. Discussions on this have started, but they are at a very early stage, and we are not in a position to make any useful statement at present.