Protein Deposit and Private Storage Aid

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1976.

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Photo of Mr Geraint Howells Mr Geraint Howells , Cardigan 12:00 am, 12th April 1976

It is all part and parcel of what we are discussing because it all came in with the price review package.

I often sympathise with the Minister about the pressures brought to bear on him to accept many EEC directives which are not acceptable to him or to our agricultural industry. We have to accept many EEC directives in view of the bargaining power of the EEC in order to achieve what we want in this country. But the hon. Members who are attacking the Minister tonight did not vote with me when I divided the House on the last directive, which barred small farmers from qualifying for the new hill sheep compensatory fund. That involved a principle of the common agricultural policy.