§ Mr. Redwood
The United Kingdom participates in the GATT Uruguay round as a member of the European Community, and is represented at meetings by the European Commission. United Kingdom officials also attend all formal meetings as observers.
§ Mr. Curry
I have been asked to reply.
All parties to the GATT round negotiation have agreed the long-term objective. It is to providesubstantial progressive reductions in agricultural support and protection sustained over an agreed period of time, resulting in correcting and preventing restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets".The United Kingdom attaches great importance to the success of the round as a whole, of which agriculture is a key element; and we are working hard with our EC partners and others to achieve this.