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Olive Oil

Volume 35: debated on Thursday 27 January 1983

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the estimated financial consequences for the olive oil market of the Iberian enlargement of the European Economic Community; and what additional cost is expected in consequence to fall on the United Kingdom taxpayer.

This would depend on what form of olive oil regime will actually be applied in Spain and Portugal. A number of alternatives to simple extension of the existing arrangements are being considered by the Council of Ministers.