§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total amount expended by the EEC per week, expressed in terms of pounds sterling, on the storage, export and disposal, respectively, of food and wine during the most recent annual period for which figures are available; and what estimate has been made of the comparable expenditure per week in the current year.
§ Mr. Gummer
Community expenditure on public storage, export refunds and internal disposal of food and wine averaged £156 million per week in 1985 (the latest year for which final figures are available). The provision in the 1987 draft budget for this expenditure is £203 million per week (£187 million at the 1985 exchange rate).