HC Deb 06 March 1986 vol 93 cc251-2W
16. Mr. Knox

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he hopes to announce the details

Mr. Rifkind

This information is as follows:

of the European Economic Community outgoers scheme which the Commission has proposed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Jopling

The Commission's proposed scheme was discussed for the first time by the Council of Agriculture Ministers last week. There was general agreement on the importance of reducing milk output, but there was no agreement on the best way of achieving this.

The question will be considered further.