§ 34. Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the scale and cost of the destruction of fruit and vegetables brought into intervention in the European Economic Community in the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
The information for the 1980–81 marketing year is as follows:
Amount Quantity withdrawn (tonnes) 1,004,839 Cost of withdrawal (ECUs) 111,196,260 Percentage unfit for consumption 30.3
Source: Commission of the European Communities.
Note: The cost of produce unfit for consumption is not separately identified.