HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 cc275-6W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in any negotiations on fish conservation, quota control, equalisation of inspection and general application of European Economic Community directives affecting agriculture, he will ensure that he accepts only those requirements which can be enforced throughout the Community and not those which are likely to be implemented exclusively in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The potential enforceability of policies in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the Community will continue to be one of the important factors influencing the United Kingdom position on all proposals for Community action in the agricultural and fisheries sectors.

Mr. Dudley Smith

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, following the rejection in Standing Committee of the European Economic Community regulation on the use of hormones in domestic animals, he will make representations via the Council of Ministers that European Economic Community directives and regulations should be fair, accurate and not damaging to the overall interests of member countries.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

It is the Commission's responsibility to make proposals for directives and regulations. When the Council considers such proposals it is always our aim to secure any changes that may be needed to make them workable and fair.

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