HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 cc742-3W
Mr. Body

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is, in percentage terms, the level of self-sufficiency in the EEC of the following kinds of food: beef, pork, bacon, poultry-meat, wheat, barley, potatoes, eggs, sugar, milk. butter and cheese.

Mr. Bishop

The latest available information is as follows:

Commodity % Self Sufficiency (a)(b)
Beef and veal 99
Pigmeat (c) 99
Poultrymeat 104
Common Wheat 101
Barley 103
Potatoes (d) 101
Eggs 100
Sugar 102
Whole milk (e) 100
Butter 107
Cheese 101

(a) This information is based on statistics produced by the Statistical Office of the European Communities.

(b) The figures given represent the percentage that home production forms of total domestic utilisation. They relate to the crop year 1975–76, or the calendar year 1976, as appropriate, except where specified, and are the latest available.

(c) Separate figures for pork and bacon are not available.

(d) This figure refers to early and maincrop potatoes, and relates to the crop year 1974–75 which is the norm; the crop years 1975–76 having been unduly affected by weather conditions.

(e) This figure relates to the year 1975

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