HC Deb 12 July 1979 vol 970 c262W
34. Mr. Spearing

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his Department's latest estimate of the comparison of EEC support prices on world prices and the ratio between them.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The information requested is attached, for some main commodities. The third country offer prices are those implied by the EEC Commission's calculation of common import levies as at 25 June 1979 and do not represent the prices at which substantial quantities could be purchased on world markets.

prices set at realistic levels taking account of the needs of efficient producers; better access for food material in which the EEC is not self-sufficient; and fair conditions for United Kingdom producers and processors to compete with those in other EEC countries.