§ Mr. Barnes
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to her answer of 27 May,Official Report, columns 687–88, what were the voting figures for each decision taken at the Agriculture Council held in Brussels on 24 and 25 May; and if she will make it her policy to include in future statements on council meetings information on whether formal votes were taken.
§ Mr. Jack
The Agriculture Council, which met from 24 to 27 May, reached agreement in principle on the 1993 price proposals and related measures; no formal vote was taken. The various measures were adopted at the subsequent Council on 14 June. No formal vote was taken 71W but five member states registered votes against a measure increasing milk quotas and one against a measure extending the sugar regime. My right hon. Friend and I will in future indicate in statements on Council meetings whether formal votes were taken.