HC Deb 15 December 1983 vol 50 cc577-8W
23. Mr. Robert C. Brown

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if Her Majesty's Government will seek to reverse the imposition by the European Economic Community of a minimum import price for dried fruit.

Mrs. Fenner

Yes. The minimum import price, which applies to raisins and sultanas, was imposed by the Commission using its safeguard powers. The United Kingdom is continuing to press for alternative arrangements which would permit a fair return for Community producers and a choice of supplies at competitive prices for the consumer.

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