HL Deb 20 July 1995 vol 566 c53WA
Lord Jay

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they propose to include the issue of reform of the common agriculture policy on the agenda of the Inter-Governmental Conference on the future of the European Union in 1996.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

Inter-governmental conferences deal with treaty change rather than policy adjustments. The problems of the CAP stem less from the provisions of the treaty than from the policy which has been subsequently developed on the basis of those provisions. We shall continue to work for reform of the CAP in the appropriate fora.