HC Deb 05 June 1980 vol 985 c834W
Mr. Best

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what increase there has been in the import of beef from the Republic of Ireland following the EEC's decision to suspend intervention buying between April and August of the current year.

Mr. Peter Walker

The Commission's proposal to suspend entirely intervention buying of beef for part of the year has not, in the event, been adopted by the Council of Ministers.