HC Deb 15 February 1994 vol 237 c752W
Mr. Wilshire

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food what will be the cost to United Kingdom public funds and the effect on prices of the proposed additional European Community's support for French fishermen.

Mr. Jack

The European Commission's response to the difficulties on the French white fish market has been to introduce minimum import prices for certain species. As these aim to do no more than put a floor in the market at the level of the Community withdrawal price, they should work to reduce Community expenditure on market support.