§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Lord Privy Seal what are the present criteria used by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office relating to United Kingdom recognition of Governments abroad; and in what respect the Pol Pot régime in Kampuchea satisfies these criteria.
TABLE 1 QUANTITIES IN COMMUNITY INTERVENTION STORES AND AIDED PRIVATE STORAGE Commodity Public storage Aided private storage Date Cereals (including rice) 2.2 million tonnes nil 25.10.79 Milk Products: (a) Butter 311,610 tonnes 227,727 tonnes 25.10.79 (b) SMP 333,424 tonnes nil (c) Other nil 61,232 tonnes Beef* 224,248 tonnes 65,317 tonnes see note* Pigmeat† nil 116,100 tonnes see note† Sugar‡ nil nil — Wine nil 10,586,000 31.8.79 hectolitres Olive Oil 51,592 tonnes** nil 31.10.79 Tobacco 27,074 tonnes nil 8.10.79 Other note available — Notes to Table 1 *Public storage as reported on 30.9.79. Private storage stocks relate to the total tonnage contracted for in the two most recent schemes, the second of which was still in progress on 24.10.79. †Private storage stocks contracted for under the most recent scheme, part of which has now been released. ‡Sugar eligible for storage refunds has not been included because refunds relate to an orderly marketing, rather than to an intervention buying and storage, measure. **Estimate.
TABLE 2 ESTIMATED DISPOSALS (a) ON WORLD MARKETS ON WHICH EAGGF GUARANTEE SECTION 1980 BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS WERE BASED Cereals (including Rice) 16.8 million tonnes (b) of which wheat 10.4 million tonnes Milk Products (i) Butter 371 thousand tonnes (b) (ii) SMP 484 thousand tonnes (b) Beef 250 thousand tonnes Sugar 2.9 million tonnes Notes to Table 2 (a) Disposals at prices below full EEC levels including disposals in the form of food aid. (b) No direct comparisons should be made between these figures and those for export refunds in table 3 below since the coverage is not identical.
§ Mr. Blaker
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave on 29 October to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Edge Hill (Mr. Alton) and to my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's replies to the hon. Member for Mitcham and Morden (Mr. Douglas-Mann) and the right hon. Member for Stepney and Poplar (Mr. Shore) on 1 November.—[Vol. 972, c.411; Vol. 972, c. 1446–47.]