§ Q195. Mr. Alexander
To ask the Prime Minister if she has received recent representations regarding agricultural policy.
§ The Prime Minister
The Government frequently received representations about agricultural policy.
At the Royal Show earlier this month I was pleased to pay tribute to the enormous contribution the agriculture industry and the thousands of individual farmers make to our national life.
Our policy is to provide a framework within which this industry can thrive. We shall continue to negotiate for a more market-orientated common agricultural policy, building on the major reforms agreed at the February 1988 European Council. Our agricultural industry is well placed to benefit from the opportunities for fair competition that the EC's single internal market will bring.