§ 32. Mr. Sproat
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the latest progress in renegotiating the EEC Fisheries Policy.
§ Mr. Peart
Commission proposals were discussed at the Council of Foreign Ministers on 1st March. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs welcomed these proposals as a contribution to progress but made it clear that in their present form they do not fully meet the needs of the United Kingdom. The Council of Foreign Ministers is expected to return to this matter at its next meeting on 5th and 6th April.