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Green Pound

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the current effect on United Kingdom farmers of the disparity in the green pound.

The recent fall in sterling has caused United Kingdom MCAs to increase from their previous levels. This situation may change with further movement of sterling. I shall watch the position closely during the Community price review which has just begun.