§ Mr. Olner
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what is the total quantity of milk720W produced by the United Kingdom dairy industry in each of the last four years for which information is available;
(2) what is the total quantity of milk consumed in the United Kingdom in each of the last four years for which information is available.
§ Mr. Jack
Details of milk production, and its utilisation in the years 1990 to 1993, are shown in the table.
Milk production and utilisation in the United Kingdom 1990 1991 19921 (Million litres) 1993 Production (output for human consumption) 14,548 14,016 14,011 14,095 Liquid consumption, comprising: Sales through Milk Marketing Board schemes for liquid consumption 6,780 6,745 6,722 6,778 Imports of liquid milk 36 51 143 97 Other sales2 355 403 488 553 1 366 days. 2 Includes milk consumed in farm households, sales of liquid milk outside Milk Marketing Board schemes, exports, and milk used for farmhouse manufacture of butter, cheese and cream.