asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will tabulate in the Official Report the tonnage and cost of export refunds and/or monetary compensatory amounts, respectively, to each named country in 1982 receiving surplus United Kingdom cereals, to which £1 million or more in export refunds or other amounts was applicable, together with other countries, adding respective totals.
The following is the available information on the export refunds and monetary compensatory amounts paid in 1982 on cereals including flour and malt, exported from the United Kingdom to third countries, broken down according to the destinations declared by the exporters.
Destination Quantity (tonnes) Payments £ Norway 80,972 3,399,468 Finland 122,675 3,730,075 USSR 74,421 2,346,329 GDR 89,339 3,208,249 Poland 235,136 7,349,316 Romania 62,911 2,731,676 Morocco 66,100 3,736,643 Algeria 371,441 11,670,255
Destination Quantity Payments (tonnes) (£) Nigeria 44,576 2,463,658 Cuba 221,581 10,394,763 Saudi Arabia 352,588 12,471,568 Bangladesh 48,322 2,798,685 China 35,371 2,008,413 Japan 33,748 1,922,529 Others 274,690 9,929,952 TOTAL 2,113,871 80,161,579
These figures, which were obtained by a special interrogation of the computer records of the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce, represent the only information available in the form requested. They are, however, known to be incomplete in some respects.