§ Mr. Geraint Howells
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he will next attend a meeting of the European Council of Ministers to discuss the problems now facing Welsh farmers; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Hunt
In line with long-established practice, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food takes the lead in European Community discussions and negotiations. I know that my right hon. Friend has the interests of Welsh farmers clearly in mind in that context, and I am in regular contact with him.