§ Q35. Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Prime Minister if she will raise at the next meeting of the European Council the impact on the Third world of the European Economic Community policy of disposing of surplus foodstuffs on the world market; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
I expect the European Council to discuss the problem of world agricultural surplus production and trade, to which the Community's surpluses contribute along with those of others notably the USA. This will no doubt include the effect of the surpluses on the economies of certain developing countries, a factor which was acknowledged in the declaration issued by the recent summit meeting in Tokyo.