HC Deb 20 May 1982 vol 24 c154W
Mr. Leighton

asked the Prime Minister whether it remains the policy of Her Majesty's Government that any European Economic Community country shall have the right to veto proposals in the Council of Ministers.

The Prime Minister

As I made clear in the House on 18 May—[Vol. 24 c. 188]—the developments in the Agriculture Council that morning—whereby the farm price package was approved by majority vote, despite our objections—were quite without precedent. They raise very serious issues which the Government will be urgently considering. I would not wish to prejudge the outcome of that consideration.

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