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Subsidy Reforms

Volume 180: debated on Tuesday 13 November 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the subsidy reforms agreed by the Council of Agriculture Ministers; and if he will explain what procedures are to be followed to repay to farmers any losses which they might sustain in consequence of the proposed reduction of subsidy support.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Sherwood (Mr. Stewart) on 8 November at column 8. The European Commission will in due course make proposals for Community measures to accompany any agreement reached in the current GATT negotiations to reduce levels of agricultural support worldwide. The Council of Ministers will discuss the Commission's proposals under its normal procedures.