§ 26. Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what raw materials, excluding food, the United Kingdom imports from other members of the European Economic Community; and what per centage these form of total raw material imports, excluding food.
§ Mr. Parkinson
Imports consigned from the Community accounted for 17 per cent. of total imports of raw materials in 1979. With permission I will circulate the remaining information in theOfficial Report. The raw materials of which the highest proportion of our imports come from other members of the European Community are animal and vegetable oils and fats, crude and processed, other crude vegetable and animal materials and synthetic rubber.
The following is the remaining information:
IMPORTS IN 1979 OF RAW MATERIALS CONSIGNED FROM OTHER MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY SITC (R2) Division and Description Percentage of Value (cif) of Total UK Imports 26 Textile fibres not made into yarn or fabric 23.8 29 Crude vegetable and animal materials nes 48.4 27 Crude fertilisers and crude minerals 29.0 28 Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 10.5 23 Crude rubber (mainly synthetic 43.1 42 Fixed vegetable oils and fats 27.1 21 Raw hides, skins and fur-skins 21.9 41 Animal oils and fats 42.4 43 Processed animal and vegetable oils and fats 52.4 24 Wood and Cork 2.9 22 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruit 4.8 25 Pulp and waste paper 2.1
Source: Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom, SITR(R2) Sections 2 and 4 (raw materials other than fuels, food, beverages and tobacco).