Common Agricultural Policy: Reform of the Sugar Sector

European Union Documents – in the House of Commons at 9:59 pm on 14th November 2005.

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That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 10514/05, draft Council Regulation on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector, and draft Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the Common Agricultural Policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers, and draft Council Regulation establishing a temporary scheme for the restructuring of the sugar industry in the European Community and amending Regulation (EC) No. 1258/1999 on the financing of the Common Agricultural Policy; and supports the Government's objective of achieving a more sustainable, market-based approach, in line with the reforms already agreed in June 2003 and April 2004 in other sectors, and consistent with the European Union's wider trade and development objectives.—[Mr. Heppell.]

Question agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9)(European Standing Committees),