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Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on how many occasions in the 12 months to 31 March the Banana Trade Advisory Committee submitted advice to his Department; and what action was taken by his Department on each occasion as a result of the advice given.

The Banana Trade Advisory Committee meets once a month. In the light of its advice, my Department makes recommendations to the Department of Trade and Industry concerning the issue of licences for the import of bananas from the dollar area to the importers of bananas from the Windward Islands and Jamaica, to whom we have obligations underthe Lomé convention.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) on how many occasions in the 12 months to 31 March the Hill Farming Advisory Committee for England, Wales and Northern Ireland submitted advice to his Department; and what action was taken by his Department on each occasion as a result of the advice given;(2) on how many occasions in the 12 months to 31 March the Agricultural Economics Technical Committee submitted adviceto his Department; and what action was taken by his Department on each occasion as a result of the advice given.