HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 c220W
Andrew George

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much tallow produced under the over-thirty-months scheme has been sold(a) in the United Kingdom and (b) overseas in each year since the scheme began; for what purpose it has been sold; and how much revenue has been raised from sales (i) in the United Kingdom and (ii) overseas, in each year since the scheme began. [90843]

Alun Michael

In total over 213,000 tonnes of tallow from the over thirty month scheme (OTMS) have been sold for energy recovery. No OTMS tallow has been sold overseas. The OTMS began in 1996. Receipts for each financial year since together with details of the tonnage sold follow:

Financial Year Income (£) Tonnes sold
1996–97 1 21,356
1997–98 1 26,362
1998–99 333,397.00 17,099
1999–2000 1,454,308.00 31,223
2000–01 968,638.00 35,105
2001–02 857,855.28 31,518
2002–03 21.670,546.44 350,399
1Income for tallow sales not separately identifiable. Included under general receipts
2Invoice payments are outstanding
3Tonnes sold to date