HC Deb 08 November 1976 vol 919 cc91-2W
Mr. Welsh

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what tonnage of raspberries has been imported into the Common Market from outside countries in each month since September 1975; and if he will give any estimate of expected future trends.

Mr. Strang

Comprehensive detailed information on raspberry imports into individual member States is not always available monthly or separately recorded. Based on the latest published national trade statistics, imports of fresh raspberries into the Community for the calendar year 1975 are estimated to be of the order of 5,000 tonnes. It is not possible to give a reliable figure for imports of processed raspberries, which are not separately distinguishable from other processed fruits. The future trend in imports will depend on available supplies, demand and price.