HC Deb 29 January 1975 vol 885 cc167-8W
55. Mr. Jay

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the total number of regulations, decisions and directives adopted by the EEC Council of Ministers and Commission respectively in 1974.

Mr. Hattersley

The respective totals were 505 and 3,431.

The vast majority of the Commission instruments are concerned with the day-to-day administration of the common agricultural policy. They cover such matters as minor daily adjustments in the import or export levies on agricultural products, and their average effective life is about nine days.