HC Deb 16 January 1979 vol 960 c721W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what are the main areas of responsibility of his Department which are likely to be affected by the proposed enlargement of the EEC to include Spain, Portugal and Greece; and what special action is being taken within the Department to examine the problems which will arise.

Mr. Hattersley

The main area with which my Department is concerned is the possible effect on food prices. My officials, therefore, liaise closely with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on the implications of the enlargement of the Community for the common agricultural policy.