§ Mr. Iain Mills
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on his policy towards the European Community Commission proposals on a super levy on milk.
§ Mr. MacGregor
As part of its post-Stuttgart proposals for reform of the common agricultural policy the304W Commission has proposed a supplementary levy for deliveries to dairies in excess of the 1983 milk guarantee threshold, which is equal to 1981 levels of deliveries to dairies plus 1 per cent. As my right hon. Friend explained to the House on 1 December—[Vol. 61, c. 1052].—we reject the supplementary levy as proposed by the Commission. The Government's position is as set out in that debate.