HC Deb 11 March 1999 vol 327 c340W
Mr. Woolas

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, with particular reference to wheat production. [74080]

Mr. Morley

The Government strongly support the European Commission's proposal for a 20 per cent. cut in the intervention price for cereals. If this is agreed by the Council of Ministers, European wheat prices would come into line with world prices, to the benefit of consumers.