§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what exports of cheese have been made by the EEC to Australia since 1st January 1977; what was the price paid to the producers in the EEC; and what export support costs were incurred.
§ Mr. Bishop
An export refund of 84.50 units of account per 100 kilograms is available for cheddar cheese exported to Australia from the EEC, which in the case of the United Kingdom amounts to £267.36 per tonne net of the monetary compensatory amount.
I regret that information about exports of cheese from the EEC to Australia and about the price paid to EEC producers is not readily available.