HC Deb 13 February 1992 vol 203 c619W
1991. Dr. David Clark

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the amounts and types of fruit, vegetables and meat with country of origin for food imported into the United Kingdom in(a) 1990 and (b)

Mr. Gummer

Volumes and values of imports are published in the monthly CSO Business Monitor "Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom"—MM20—which is available in the Library of the House. Table III of this monitor gives both monthly and year-to-date data at the five-digit SITC level, classified by main country of consignment, not necessarily the country of origin. Figures for the first 11 months of 1991 are available in the November 1991 edition; the December 1991 edition, which will contain provisional figures for 1991, will be available later this month. Final annual figures are published in Business Monitor MA20; the 1990 edition is available in the Library of the House and the 1991 edition will be available by the end of 1992. Country of origin figures are not published but are available from Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, normally through its appointed marketing agents.