§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the proposal by DS VI of the European Commission to introduce a tax on oils and fats; and what is his estimate of the likely increase in consumer costs on food and drink if the proposal is approved.
§ Mr. Gummer
[pursuant to his reply, 27 February 1987]: I consider that the budgetary problems of the oils and fats 524W the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Exeter, stating that she was arranging for a Ministry surveyor to inspect the land in the near future (ref. 10/279/18 HY).
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
[pursuant to his reply, 27 February 1987]: An inspection has been arranged for the week of 9 March. I will write to my hon. Friend about this case.