HC Deb 05 March 1997 vol 291 cc683-4W
Mrs. Helen Jackson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list for each rendering firm, the amounts paid to them by the Intervention Board for rendering cattle covered by the

Mrs. Browning

[pursuant to her answer, 24 February 1997, c. 77–78]: The information requested on slaughter compensation is as follows:

over-30-months scheme, as (a) pounds and (b) percentage of the total; and if he will list the (i) tonnage and (ii) number of such cattle rendered by each rendering firm. [18495]

Mr. Baldry

The provision of details of payments made to individual renderers, or other information from which such payments could be deduced, would breach commercial confidentiality. Information on a UK basis is as follows:

UK total
Tonnage of material rendered on which payment made to 28 February 1997 449,590
Total payments, including VAT made to renderers to 28 February 1997 (£ million) 55.4
Estimated animals covered by above payments1 977,370
1 Based on 460 kg of processed material per animal.