Council of Ministers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — European Community – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th January 1979.

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Photo of Dr David Owen Dr David Owen , Plymouth, Devonport 12:00 am, 17th January 1979

We must try to keep down common prices. If we are successful in holding common prices, they will show greater similarity to world prices. World prices move around. My hon. Friend was right in what he said, but there have been times when the world wheat price has been higher than the Community price. I do not think that we shall ever get an exact parity of prices between the Community and the world. We wish to reduce progressively the wide disparity which still exists between overall international food prices and European food prices. I think that we are having some limited success in that respect.