HC Deb 22 January 1981 vol 997 cc205-6W
Q12. Mr. Latham

asked the Prime Minister whether she will ensure that the negotiating position of Her Majesty's Government within the European Economic Community regarding the disposal of agricultural products in structural surplus is that the responsibility for the disposal of surpluses should be placed upon the countries where they are created and that those countries should accept the financial consequences.

The Prime Minister

The reduction in the cost of disposing of agricultural products can be achieved in a number of ways, including the use of the principle to which my hon. Friend refers, and these are likely to be explored in the discussions, to which the Community is committed, aimed at avoiding unacceptable levels of net contribution by any member State.

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