HC Deb 19 January 1982 vol 16 c117W
Q16. Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Prime Minister what progress has been made in achieving structural reforms in the EEC.

The Prime Minister

My right hon. and noble Friend attended an informal meeting of Foreign Ministers on 14 and 15 January. They had a further lengthy discussion of the four issues which the European Council asked them to consider: milk support arrangements, mediterranean agriculture, the overall level of CAP expenditure and the problem of unacceptable budgetary situations. They were not, however, able to reach agreement and will meet again to consider these issues further on 25 January.