HC Deb 14 March 1983 vol 39 c30W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he expects the admission of Spain and Portugal to the European Community to lead to an increased proportion of the European Community budget being spent on agriculture; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

Estimates made so far by the Commission of the European Communities indicate that this in unlikely. But the accession negotiations are, of course, still at a relatively early stage.