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European Community (Agriculture Ministers' Meeting)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 25th February 1981.

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Photo of Sir Anthony Meyer Sir Anthony Meyer , Flint West 3:32 pm, 25th February 1981

May I provide some perspective for the British contribution to the CAP, even after my right hon. Friend's highly successful negotiations? Will he confirm that if there were European policies to safeguard industrial production, which were as successful as the agricultural policy to safeguard European food production, the cost of the CAP would be put in its proper context by the greater expenditure that would be necessary on those other policies?