Common Agricultural Policy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:09 pm on 15th May 1996.

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Photo of Mr Jon Owen Jones Mr Jon Owen Jones , Cardiff Central 6:09 pm, 15th May 1996

My hon. Friend is making a good point on retaliation. How would it benefit farmers, especially mixed farmers, in his or anyone else's constituency to engage in threatened retaliation that affects the beef and other markets? I know from family experience that many farmers in my part of the country are farming lamb and expect to sell much of it to France. How would it help our farmers if there were a trade war with Europe on other farming produce?