§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what timetable he envisages for the implementation of recent European Economic Community proposals for improving the efficiency of farm structures.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
It is difficult to predict when the Council of Ministers will reach agreement on the new policy. The proposals are being actively pursued and it is expected that they will be considered at the June meeting of the Council. Following agreement by the Council, member states have six months in which to implement them.