Is the Prime Minister aware that Mr. Marshall has recently made a most vigorous protest about the intolerable treatment handed out by Mr. Smith to the Todds. Does he not feel that he might copy Mr. Marshall's example and issue a similar protest in suitably tough and abrasive language pointing out that the way Mr. Smith is behaving towards the Todds and others is quite appalling, and is contrary to the feelings of people in this country?
There is a point of confusion which should be resolved with New Zealand. It was announced in their Parliament that the interim agreement with the Community would be renegotiated by a majority decision, whereas it has been announced in this House that it would be by a unanimous decision. Which is the correct interpretation? If the right is given to one country to veto new negotiations and to bring an agreement to an end it could be fatal for the New Zealand economy.
There must be some misunderstanding by the hon. Gentleman. Mr. Marshall said:
First, the decision is to be taken not on the continuity of our trade, which is assured by the Protocol, but on the exact quantities of New Zealand butter which can be sold under the special arrangements after 1977. Secondly, this decision must be taken unanimously.
Those are Mr. Marshall's words.