HC Deb 18 June 1986 vol 99 c571W
Mr. Walters

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much butter has been sold by the European Commission at preferntial rates to non-profit-making organisations in the United Kingdom during 1985, or the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Gummer

No provision exists for the sale by the European Commission of intervention butter at preferential rates to non-profit-making organisations. But provision is made under regulation No. (EEC) 2191/81 for the payment of a subsidy on open market butter purchased by such organisations. During 1985 subsidy was paid on 5,940 tonnes of butter purchased by non-profit-making organisations in the United Kingdom.