HC Deb 21 May 1982 vol 24 cc210-1W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, pursuant to his reply of 29 March stating that the British Intervention Board had destroyed or otherwise disposed of 161,000 tonnes of food or fish, he will find out from the European Economic Community Commission how much food, fish and wine was destroyed or otherwise disposed of by each of the other member States of the European Economic Community in 1981; and if he will publish the figures in the Official Report.

Mr. Peter Walker

[pursuant to his reply, 2 April 1982, c. 210]: The following tables contain information supplied by the European Commission on the amounts of fruit and vegetables, fish and wine withdrawn from the market in other European Community member States in 1981 or the 1980–81 marketing years.

(b) Calendar year 1980 (1981 figures not yet available)

(c) June 1980–May 1981

(d) July 1980–June 1981

(e) October 1980–September 1981

Table 2
Quantities of Fish withdrawn—January–September 1981
Germany 3,516
Denmark 4,096
Belgium 1,207
France* 5,465
Ireland 3,175
Italy 25,922
Netherlands 2,777
* January-June 1981 only.

Table 3
Quantities of Wine withdrawn—1980–81 Marketing Year (1 September 1980–31 August 1981)
Germany 34,388
France 8,290,733
Italy 14,053,158
Greece 177,235