HL Deb 04 December 1980 vol 415 cc576-7WA
Lord Whaddon

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the EEC Commission has recommended that the EEC should join the International Sugar Agreement; and, if so, what is the Government's attitude to this recommendation.

Earl Ferrers

The Commission has recently proposed that the Community should open negotiations with the International Sugar Organisation with a view to acceding to the Agreement. The Government have consistently supported Community accession on mutually acceptable terms, and we welcome this initiative.