§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the price of the levy imposed on the importing of hard wheat into the United Kingdom from places such as North America by the EEC under the common agricultural policy; and if he will take steps to reduce it.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
On 16 May the United Kingdom net levy on all imported wheat was £51.29/tonne. I recognise that a reduction in the levy would be of considerable benefit both to United Kingdom consumers and the milling industry. My right hon. Friend will continue to press for such reduction.