§ Mr. Dudley Smith
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) whether, at his forthcoming meeting with the EEC Agriculture Ministers, he proposes to protect the interests of the British housewife by refusing to accept every aspect of the European Commission's co-responsibility proposals for the dairy sector;
(2) whether he is aware that the European Commission's proposals for reducing the EEC milk and milk-products mountain will damage the interests and capabilities of British food manufacturers; and whether he will refuse to agree to the move to tax marine and vegetable oils and fats and also to all other propositions which could materially increase the price of a wide range of foodstuffs in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Bishop
I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's statement on 22nd October—[Vol. 917, c. 1838–45]—when he explained his attitude to the Commission's proposals for dealing with the Community milk surplus.