asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what discussions he has had with representatives of West Indian Governments on future arrangements for the importation of bananas into Great Britain in the light of the changes brought about as the result of British membership of the European Economic Community.
Discussions took place in the course of last year both at official and ministerial level. Further talks have been held in Brussels recently in the context of the negotiations for the new Convention of Association between the EEC and the ACP countries, which is likely to contain provisions relating to bananas.
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the policy he intends to pursue on the importation of bananas from the West Indies in the light of the changes brought about as the result of British membership of the EEC.
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Chislehurst (Mr. Sims) on 21st January.—[Vol. 884, c. 307.]