asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made towards confirming contracts for the supply of sugar from the EEC producers.
Firm contracts have already been made with EEC producers for the import of substantial quantities of sugar into the United Kingdom during the current crop year, and further purchases can be expected. I am aware of no major difficulties in the conclusion of fulfilment of these contracts. If the hon. Member has evidence of any such difficulties, perhaps he could let me know.
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made since Christmas with negotiations in Brussels to ensure future sugar supplies to Great Britain.
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for Newbury (Mr. McNair-Wilson) and others on 23rd January 1975.—[Vol. 884, c. 1721.]