HL Deb 01 March 1994 vol 552 c71WA
Viscount Waverley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to secure regional transferability of banana quota between ACP countries under Annex 1 of the Council Regulation 404/93 of the European Union's banana regime.

The Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Earl Howe)

The Government have already pressed the Commission on the need for transferability of banana quotas for ACP countries. This is not, however, provided for in the Council regulations establishing the EC banana regime. If changes in that regulation become necessary, the Government will discuss the form that this transferability should take with the UK's traditional suppliers and seek to have it incorporated into the regime.