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European Surpluses

Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in how many instances Common Market food surpluses that have been sold off at less than economic prices to East European countries were first offered to countries of the Third World; in how many such instances such surpluses were offered at prices advantageous to Third World countries as those governing sales to Eastern Europe; if he will seek to persuade the EEC in future to give priority to poor countries when disposing of surplus; and if he will make a statement.