HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 cc253-4W
Mr. William O'Brien

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish the wholesale and retail price of cod for each quarter period in the past two years. [34335]

Mr. Baldry

The information requested is shown in the table. The average retail prices are for fresh cod fillets. The available data for first-hand selling prices relate to average landed values for whole fish.

Period Retail price (p/kg) Average landed value (p/kg)
Quarter 2 582 95
Quarter 3 584 98
Quarter 4 577 112
Quarter 1 549 95
Quarter 2 555 83
Quarter 3 551 87
Quarter 4 555 97
Quarter 1 1451 89
1 Not comparable with earlier quarters because of changes in specification.

1. The average retail prices are based on price information used by the Office of National Statistics in compiling the Retail Prices Index.

2. Landed prices throughout this table are based on realisations for first hand sales of fish to all outlets, i.e. for human consumption and also for other uses such as fish meal and animal feedingstuffs. The average value is based on the total landings by the UK fleet, i.e. landings by UK vessels into both the UK and abroad.