HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 cc291-2W
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:

Quantity withdrawn (tonnes) 1,004,839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.

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