HC Deb 16 April 1999 vol 329 cc390-1W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish for each year between 1992 and 1999 what his Department assessed to be the world prices for the agricultural outputs, products and animals, which are the subject of its Common Agricultural Policy. [79777]

Mr. Rooker

Agricultural commodities can have a range of traded values on world markets depending on product quality, specification and seasonality. Our Department uses a number of sources of published information in order to assess this range. Sources include publications by the OECD, the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and specialist agricultural reports such as those provided by Agra Europe. World prices for agricultural outputs, products and animals for 1999 are not yet available.

Copies of the OECD and WTO reports are available in the Library of the House. The World Bank and Agra Europe reports are available direct from those organisations.