HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 c592W
22. Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to protect the soft fruit industry from subsidised imports from Poland and other Eastern bloc countries.

Mrs. Fenner

As my right hon. Friend reported to the House last week, he expressed concern at the Council of Agriculture Ministers about the prices at which processed soft fruit was being imported from eastern Europe. The Commission replied that it had urged the Polish authorities to bring their prices into line with Community market prices, undertook to check the position and to take safeguard action if necessary.