Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Commons question regarding sugar, made on 9th November 1979.
Mr. Major asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has received any proposals from the European Commission for the EEC sugar regime for 1980–85; if not, when he expects to receive such proposals and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Peter Walker The Commission has not so far put forward proposals, but is expected to do so in the near future. In the absence of such proposals, I cannot make detailed comment. In general, however, I shall be aiming to secure a reduction in Community surplus production, and fair treatment for United Kingdom sugar producers and ACP cane sugar suppliers.