HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 cc407-8W
Mr. Leighton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was collected by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise by way of protective duty on imports of sheepmeat from non-EEC countries in each year from 1970; and how much of this was handed over to the EEC to finance expenditure under the EEC budget.

Mr. Peter Rees

I will let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

Her Majesty's Customs and Excise according to the latest available figures or estimates.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to his reply, 22 November 1979, c.332]: Repayments of VAT and numbers of repayment traders in each of the 29 trade groups in the financial year 1978–79 are given in the following table: