HC Deb 12 March 1987 vol 112 cc265-6W
Q55. Dr. Godman

asked the Prime Minister if she will raise at the next meeting of the European Council those structural problems in the common agricultural policy sugar regime which put cane refineries in the United Kingdom at a serious disadvantage.

The Prime Minister

It would not be appropriate to raise this at the European Council. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food secured an undertaking from the European Commission at the Agriculture Council on 24–25 March 1986 to review the margin available to refiners of cane sugar and to report back to the Council. We expect the Commission to make its report in the near future.