§ Sir F. Markham
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what quantities and values of British beef have been sold in France and Belgium during 1961 to the latest convenient date; and to what extent such sales rank for the usual subsidies.
§ Mr. Soames
No separate figures are available for beef. The exports of fresh, chilled or frozen meat, including offal, during January-June, 1961, to France were 644 tons valued at £118,500 and to Belgium 607 tons valued at £103,600. It is not possible to say to what extent this meat was procured from animals which qualified for subsidy.