§ Mr. Boateng
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) whether he is satisfied with the arrangements for the distribution of European Economic Community food supplies;
(2) whether he has received any representations from (a) voluntary organisations and (h) local authorities about the arrangements for the distribution of European Economic Community food surpluses;
(3) whether he has any plans to change the arrangements for the distribution of European Economic Community food surpluses.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
Short-term arrangements for the distribution of certain free foods to the most needy ended on 31 March. I have received a number of comments on the subject from voluntary organisations, local authorities and others, and I will bear these in mind should the Commission make a proposal for similar arrangements in future. There is currently no such proposal.
§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state the total value of agricultural production (a) for the European Economic Community and (h) for each European Economic Community country, at the latest date for which information is available.
§ Mr. MacGregor
The information is show in the table:
Total final agricultural production: 1985 (provisional) 1Million ecu Belgium 5,302 Denmark 6,659 Germany 26,904 Greece 7,842 France 41,062 Ireland 3,809 Italy 33,024 Luxembourg 163 Netherlands 13,636 United Kingdom 19,429 Total EC10 157,829 Spain 20,215 Portugal 2n/a
1 At 1985 prices and exchange rates.
2 The latest figure available for Portugal relates to 1981 when recorded final agricultural output was some 2,188 million ecu.