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European Community (Budget)

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what effect the proposed cut of £650 million in the agricultural budget of the EEC for 1980 will have on the dairy produce, beef, sugar, fruit and vegetable industries in Scotland.

We have had only a broad outline of the Commission's proposals and require clarification of a number of points. The most serious effect would be in the milk sector; co-responsibility levies bear more hardly on the United Kingdom because of the higher proportion of milk sold through dairies here, and the proposed changes could have a substantial effect on producer incomes in Scotland.