§ Mr. Hawksley
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has received from the EEC Commission its proposals on the sugar quotas for 1980–1985; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
Formal proposals for the sugar regime from 1 July 1980 have not yet been put before the Council of Ministers. My right hon. Friend will, however, be seeking a substantial reduction of the Community's surplus production, together with fair treatment for the United Kingdom's interests.