HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 c648W
31. Mr. Marland

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps are being taken to harmonise European horticultural production.

Mr. Wiggin

The European Community arrangements for fruit and vegetables do not have a direct impact on the overall production of horticultural produce. The arrangements provide for common grading standards, compensation for market withdrawal for key horticultural commodities and reference prices (effectively minimum import prices) on imports of certain commodities from third countries.