Is the Prime Minister aware that this disastrous speech has done a great deal of harm to our relations with New Zealand? Is he aware that the Deputy Prime Minister of new Zealand has called it a misrepresentation and that it has embarrassed our trading relations with New Zealand? If we want to win friends and trade, is this the way to do it? Has the Prime Minister sent an apology to New Zealand for the speech?
No, Sir. No apology has been sent to New Zealand, and none is necessary. What my right hon. Friend was saying was that we had adopted a quota system for New Zealand butter in this country, with the result that we were paying higher prices here for butter than we would otherwise do.