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Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give an assurance that Her Majesty's Government will veto any attempt to impose a common EEC sheepmeat regime.

All important Council decisions are in practice taken by unanimous decision; and I do not, therefore, foresee any need to exercise a veto on proposals for a sheepmeat regime. We have made it clear that any regime must recognise the needs of the United Kingdom as the Community's major producer

during the disturbance on 20 September which was quelled by the minimum use of force tactical intervention squad.

No inmate was injured at any stage of the sit-down demonstration at Camp Hill prison on 20 September, nor did any of the prison officers equipped and trained in the use of minimum force to retain control of prison service establishments present at the time come into contact with the demonstrators.