HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 cc261-2W
55. Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the current rebated price at which beef and wine is made available to the Soviet Union, expressed in pence per pound and pence per litre, respectively, in consequence of European Economic Community export rebates and special rebates approved by the management committee.

Mr. Gummer

Prices at which beef and wine may be sold to the Soviet Union are matters for the traders concerned. Rates of export refund for beef vary according to the category of animal, type of meat, and destination; those applicable at the end of January were published in theOfficial Journal of the European Communities (Reference No. L 19 of 25/1/86, page 24) a copy of which is in the Library of the House. For wine, there is a standard rate of export refund valid for nearly all destinations and this was published in the Official Journal of the European Communities (Reference No. L 22 of 27/1/84, page 23). The export refunds are set in ECU per unit weight or unit volume. 1ECU/tonne converted at the United Kingdom agricultural conversion rate is equal to 0.028062 p/b; 1 ECU/hecto-litre is equal to 0.618655 p/litre.