HC Deb 02 April 1982 vol 21 cc208-9W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will publish a table in the Official Report showing for each year since 1973 the average European Economic Community levy payable on each of the common agricultural policy products as a percentage of the common agricultural policy price, that is without reference to compensation amounts.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

Estimates of the simple average of daily common levies for the main items as a percentage of intervention prices for the years 1977 to 1981 are as follows. These figures may not reflect the actual average levy paid on imports from third countries since the volume of imports varies throughout the year. Information for earlier years could not be provided except at disproportionate cost.

Sugar—Intervention price for white sugar including storage levy.

Pigmeat—Lowest buying in price although in practice support is through occasional aid to private storage rather than buying in.

Beef—Intervention price converted to carcase equivalent using 55 per cent. killing out coefficient.

Butter—Intervention price for 82 per cent. butter.

Skimmed milk powder—Intervention price.

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