HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 c670W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Lord Privy Seal who is responsible for implementing the decisions made by the EEC Council of Ministers after the invasion of Afghanistan to the effect that exports of food to the Soviet Union should be maintained at traditional levels and that no food exports to the Soviet Union from the EEC should be used as a means of replacing food embargos implemented by the United States of America; and if he will make a statement outlining how these policies have been applied in relation to the export of wheat from the EEC to the Soviet Union since the invasion of Afghanistan.

Sir Ian Gilmour

The Commission is responsible for implementing the decision of the Foreign Affairs Council of 15 January concerning food exports to the USSR.

As regards wheat exports, the cereals management committee had already decided on 10 January that the USSR should be excluded from the list of countries eligible for export refunds under the tender system.

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