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Agriculture Council

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the outcome of the Brussels Agriculture Council held on 12 and 13 February.

I represented the United Kingdom at this meeting together with my hon. Friend the Member for Skipton and Ripon (Mr. Curry), the Parliamentary Secretary in my Department.The Council considered in detail some of the Commission's proposals for the 1990 price fixing. I explained the United Kingdom position which I also outlined to the House recently. In particular I made it clear that the devaluation proposed for the green pound was insufficient.The Council will resume consideration of the price proposals at its next meeting on 5 and 6 March.