HC Deb 29 November 1995 vol 267 c699W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps have been taken in respect of the conclusions contained in paragraph 1.125, page 44, of the annual report of the Court of Auditors of the European Communities, in respect of the United Kingdom's provision of information and methods of estimating the agriculture component of gross national product. [2800]

Mrs. Angela Knight

In July 1994 the GNP committee discussed a paper by the Commission covering the agriculture component of GNP for all member states. There was a routine request for several member states, including the United Kingdom to supply the Commission with additional information on sources and methods.

Immediately following the meeting, the Central Statistical Office sent the Commission a copy of an inventory on the sources and methods for agriculture, prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food. The Central Statistical Office will continue to respond to any reasonable request for information from the Commission and the GNP committee.

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