HC Deb 30 April 1991 vol 190 c168W
Mr. Ralph Howell

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North, 26 March,Official Report, column 378, what was the degree of self-sufficiency in the United Kingdom, European Community, United States of America, Canada and the Cairns group countries of all agricultural products in the years 1979, 1985 and the latest year available.

Mr. Curry

United Kingdom self-sufficiency in all food and feed was as follows: 1979, 53.1 per cent.; 1985, 57.7 per cent.; 1990 (provisional) 56.4 per cent. Corresponding information for the other countries referred to is not readily available.