§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the amount of cane sugar which may be imported from each associated member State of the European Economic Community at the European Economic Community price, the average amount produced by each of these countries over the past five years, and the average amount exported to the European Economic community and to the United Kingdom, respectively.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
The annual quantities of sugar for which the sugar protocol to the Lomé convention provides levy-free access to the European Community are as follows. Similar access provisions for 25,000 tonnes of sugar from the Republic of India are provided by a separate trade agreement. These quotas are of indefinite duration, provided that the countries concerned continue to fulfil them. If they are not fulfilled, the Commission has powers, depending on the circumstances, to extend delivery periods or to make temproary or permanent reallocations. The permanent quota changes made since the protocol came into force are shown in brackets.
Statistics on production and exports to the European Community and the United Kingdom by these countries are published in the "Sugar Year Book" of the International Sugar Organisation, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.
Country '000 tonnes (white sugar equivalent) Barbados 49.3 Belize 39.4 People's Republic of the Congo 10.0 (4.957) Fiji 163.6 Guyana 157.7 Jamaica 118.3 Kenya 5.0 (0.093) Madagascar 10.0 Malawi 20.0 Mauritius 487.2 St. Kitts - Nevis - Anguilla 14.8 Surinam 4.0 (0) Swaziland 116.4 Tanzania 10.0 Trinidad and Tobago 69.0 Uganda 5.0 (0)