HC Deb 12 May 1986 vol 97 c367W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether the European Economic Commission has made an estimate of the amount by which production of the principal agricultural products is likely to increase in Spain and Portugal under the common agricultural prices at the current real price level.

Mr. Gummer

The Commission of the European Communities has not published such an estimate. Most Portuguese prices are above EC levels, as are a few Spanish prices. The 10-year transition period and far-reaching changes in marketing organisation are future factors which make such an estimate almost totally impossible.

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