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Fishing Industry

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will stop all further integration of the United Kingdom's agricultural policy with that of the rest of the Common Market until satisfactory arrangements for the protection of the British fishery industry have been secured.

I remain determined to secure satisfactory arrangements for the protection of the British fishing industry. The final transitional step for agriculture is specified in the Treaty of Accession, and I could not unilaterally defer it.