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International Commodity Agreements

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1974.

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Photo of Mrs Peggy Fenner Mrs Peggy Fenner , Rochester and Chatham 12:00 am, 7th February 1974

We have always considered that in appropriate circumstances international agreements on trade in food commodities can be valuable, and fully support the EEC's proposal, in the GATT trade negotiations, of using them to bring more stability and expansion to agricultural trade. Recent world food supply fluctuations have reinforced international attention on this.