§ 22. Mr. Sproat
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to begin the renegotiation of the common fisheries policy.
§ 24. Mr. McNamara
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the renegotiations of the common fisheries policy.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
The Government are determined to secure a fair and lasting settlement of the common fisheries policy, but I do not anticipate consideration of all the outstanding issues in the Council of Ministers until further preparatory work by the Commission and others had been done.