HC Deb 13 March 1980 vol 980 c696W
17. Mr. Body

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement about the proposals of the EEC Commission for sugar beet production.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

We support the Commission's aim of reducing the Community surplus, and its proposed cuts in total quotas. We do not support its proposals for the national quotas because these would involve a disproportionate cut in the United Kingdom quota.