HC Deb 18 February 1988 vol 127 c689W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

To ask the Prime Minister what estimate was made by the European Council of the cost of depreciating and disposing of existing surplus stocks which are to be financed outside the guideline, and which she referred to in her statement on 15 February,Official Report, column 706; and if she will further publish a table showing the amounts of stocks of each commodity which the Council agreed would be covered by these arrangements outside the guideline.

The Prime Minister

EEC document SN 461/88 states that amounts will be inscribed in title 8 of the budget for depreciation of existing excessive stocks (1988 prices) as follows:

1988 1,200 mecu
1989–91 1,400 mecu per year

These were based on overall figures provided by the Commission, which is now preparing a detailed breakdown between commodities.