§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have taken place with Commonwealth and other countries regarding his policy to impose import levies; and with what results.
§ Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give details of the countries with which negotiations are proceeding with a view to imposing levies on imported foodstuffs; which food imports are involved; what progress is being made in the negotiations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rippon
We have had discussions with: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, the European Economic Community. Finland, Irish Republic, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay, United States of America and Yugoslavia. Details of these consultations, which are continuing, are confidential. I would also refer to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, East (Mr. Strang) and others on 27th October, 1970.—[Vol. 806, c. 4–6.]