§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish a chart or table showing(a) the percentage share and (b) the tonnage share of the European Community banana market held by (i) Community producers, (ii) African, Caribbean and Pacific producers, (iii) dollar (Central and South American) producers and (iv) others, for each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Curry
The percentage and tonnage share of the European Community banana market held by (i) Community producers; (ii) African, Caribbean and Pacific producers, (iii) dollar producers and (iv) others in each of the last five years for which complete data is available is as follows:
in the LFA. Under regulation 797/85, the HLCA rates have to be fixed according to the severity of the permanent natural handicaps affecting farming activities, within prescribed minimum and maximum levels per livestock unit and a maximum payment per hectare. At 1 January 1990, the effective minimum rate in the United Kingdom was £14.34 per cow and £2.15 per ewe; the maximum rate was £71.37 per cow and £10.70 per ewe; and total payments were subject to a maximum of £71.37 per hectare. The current HLCA rates payable in the United Kingdom are: 239W
Severely Disadvantaged Area of the LFA £ per head Cows 54.50 Hardy Breed Ewes 7.50 Other Ewes 4.50 Disadvantaged Area Cows 27.25 Ewes 2.25
The maximum payable per hectare is £62.48 in the severely disadvantaged area and £46.86 in the disadvantaged area.
My right hon. Friend indicated the Government's policy towards the hill and upland areas in his statement to the House on 30 January 1990, Official Report, columns 159–170.