HL Deb 21 February 2005 vol 669 c182WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the European Union to reduce agricultural export subsidies in 2005–06 and subsequent years by an amount not less than, and if possible more than, any reductions agreed by the United States Government. [HL1249]

Lord Whitty

The European Union has already reduced export subsidies by some 70 per cent over the past 12 years. As part of the World Trade Organisation's Doha Development Agenda we have agreed to negotiate an end date for the elimination of all forms of export subsidies, in parallel with the US and the other WTO member countries.