§ Mr. Richard Shepherd
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are his reasons for the devaluation of the green pound in 1980; and how he secured reasonable prices for consumers as set out in article 39 of the Treaty of Rome.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
The last devaluation of the green pound was made in 1979. I regard the resulting prices as reasonable for consumers, taking into account the interests of producers.