§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
Subsidies for denaturing, whether by incorporation into animal feeding stuffs or by admixture with dyes of fish oil, are paid in the European Economic Community on common wheat 13W and rye of breadmaking quality. The quantities on which such subsidies have been paid in the Community in the years in question were:
Common wheat ,000 metric tons 1968–69 1,876 1969–70 4,303 1970–71 3,745 1971–72 3,984 1972–73(August—March) 4,633
There is no denaturing of sugar beet, nor am I aware of how this could be done.
No subsidies were paid on rye. During those years, the following quantities of home-grown wheat were bought by animal feed compounders in the United Kingdom primarily for incorporation:
'000 long tons 1968–69 1,651 1969–70 1,363 1970–71 2,260 1971–72 2,073 1972–73(July—December) (estimated) 700
By 10th May claims for subsidy had been received for 466,857 long tons for the period February—March of which 412,178 tons was for wheat denatured by incorporation.