HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 c40W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish a table showing the most recently available and representative rates of export rebate which have been secured by the United Kingdom or other European Economic Community exporters for the export to third countries of common wheat, barley and maize in pounds per ton, butter, cheddar cheese, skimmed milk powder, white sugar, boneless beef, lard, pigmeat carcasses, poultrymeat and lamb, in pence per pound, and eggs, in pence per dozen; and whether these rebates are available for exports of food to the Soviet Union.

Mr. MacGregor

The rates of export refunds available to United Kingdom exporters on 2 November are set out in the following table. It is not possible to give details of actual transactions without breaking normal standards of commercial confidentiality. The rates for exporters in other member states will depend on the representative rates and monetary compensatory amounts applying to those member states. The rates in the table are available on exports to the USSR.

Mr. MacGregor

Between October 1980, when the restrictions were lifted and August 1983, the latest month for which figures are available, the United Kingdom exported 68,485 tonnes of sheep and sheepmeat to France.

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