§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will seek clarification from the European Economic Community Commission on whether the 19 million lire paid by the Italian authorities to organisations linked to the Mafia organisation, for the alleged delivery of non-existent fruit juice to bodies including North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Sicily, qualified for reimbursement by the European Economic Community; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. MacGregor
[pursuant to his reply, 1 July 1987, c. 121]: This is a matter solely for the Commission and the Italian authorities. My officials have, however, established that the Commission is aware of the allegations.