HC Deb 28 July 1977 vol 936 c371W
4. Mr. Walters

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what he anticipates will be the effect on the United Kingdom agricultural industry of the possible enlargement of the EEC.

Mr. John Silkin

None of the applicant countries is likely to provide significant additional competition for the United Kingdom agricultural industry. Spanish accession, however, could affect some sectors of our horticultural industry but, as was recognised in a recent review of the horticultural industry, much would depend on future organisation and developments.

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