§ Mr. Peter Atkinson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Agriculture Council held on 18 and 19 January.
§ Mr. Gummer
I represented the United Kingdom at this quiet meeting of the Council which followed that in December under the United Kingdom presidency when decisions were taken on most outstanding issues.
Discussion concentrated on detailed issues. It was agreed that officials would conduct a technical appraisal of the compatibility of common agriculture policy reform with the draft Uruguay round agreement.