HC Deb 04 February 1982 vol 17 c205W
5. Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the level of self-sufficiency in United Kingdom production of field vegetables.

Mrs. Fenner

In a normal year the United Kingdom is virtually self-sufficient in most types of field vegetables. Onions are the only notable exception. Nearly half of the onions consumed in the United Kingdom are imported.