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Consumer Affairs

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Prime Minister if she will discuss with the European Economic Community Council of Ministers the possibility of Ministers with responsibility for consumer affairs participating in discussions on the common agricultural policy and on other European Economic Community policies which affect consumers directly.

I have been asked to reply.Each member State can decide which of its Ministers should attend any meeting of the Council of Ministers. The Government take account of the interests of consumers when deciding their policy on any topics affecting consumers.