asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what will be the effects on the United Kingdom horticulture industry of the entry of Spain and Portugal into the European Economic Community.
At this early stage of the negotiations before the terms for Spain and Portugal joining the European Community are settled, it is not possible to assess the effects on our horticulture industry. In the coming negotiations I shall do my best to safeguard the interests of growers, importers and consumers.
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent representations he has received regarding the horticulture industry's view on the impact of EEC policies and regulations; and if he will make a statement.
I am in regular contact with representatives of all sectors of the United Kingdom horticulture industry and am always ready to consider any representations which they might wish to put to me about the effect of European Community policies and regulations.