§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if EEC Commission proposals for agricultural prices in the light of the financial guidelines will need approval from the Council of Finance Ministers before submission to the Council of Agriculture Ministers.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
The Commission has undertaken to draw up its proposals on agricultural prices in the light of the financial guideline. The approval of Finance Ministers is needed only if the Agriculture Council wishes to take decisions which would exceed the cost of the Commission's proposals.