HC Deb 11 January 1995 vol 252 cc163-4W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his estimate of the net cost to the United Kingdom balance of payments and the retail prices index of adopting the common agricultural policy.

Mr. Jack

Given the large number of assumptions which would have to be made as to what the balance of payments and the RPI would have been in the absence of the common agricultural policy, it is not possible to answer such a hypothetical question.

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