§ Mr. Bishop
The total value of the United Kingdom's exports in the agricultural and food sector in 1976 was £2,778.7 million. This was an increase of £507.2 million on the figure for 1975. The significant sections of the Standard International Trade Classification, in which the value of exports was improved by more than 25 per cent. were:22W
Class III) the total cost of running my Department is £118 million. This comprises expenditure by my Department on salaries, travelling and other administrative expenses, and by other Government Departments on common services. Part of the expenditure—£5.4 million—is recouped by way of fees and other charges for services rendered.