HC Deb 23 January 1991 vol 184 cc245-6W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to complete the funding of the British eggs marketing initiative; and what discussions he has had with the EEC Commission concerning this scheme.

Mr. Curry

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the provision of funds to the British Egg Industry Council for the purpose of promoting the marketing of eggs out of the assets of the Egg Authority, which was abolished in 1986. When due provision has been made for the outstanding liabilities of the former authority it is expected that the remaining funds will be made available to the British Egg Industry Council for promotion and

30 March 1987 to 31 March 1989 £ 1 April 1989 to 26 August 1990 £ Since 27 August 1990 £
Routine visit
(a) higher rate 90 78 87
(b) lower rate 80 60 67
First follow-up visit
(a) higher rate 87
(b) lower rate 67
Subsequent follow-up visits
(a) higher rate 78 87
(b) lower rate 60 67

other activities until they are exhausted. It is not possible to say when this will be. Our officials have discussed the British Egg Industry Council's current promotional campaign with the Commission.

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