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Butter (Import Quotas)

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 14 December 1965

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asked the President of the Board of Trade which countries have been asked to increase or decrease their supplies of butter to the British market, and by how much, since March, 1964.

1st April, 1964–31st March, 19651st April, 1965–31st March, 1966
Basic QuotasSupplementary AllocationsBasic QuotasSupplementary Allocations
Argentina10,22010,220
Australia66,700*66,700*
Austria1,8306001,830400
Belgium215215
Bulgaria805300805395
Denmark98,42098,4206,000
Finland12,3707,75012,3707,630
France2,58010,0802,5807,420
Hungary1,7201,720280
Iceland600
Irish Republic12,9054,50012,9056,000
Kenya1,8301,830
Netherlands15,0601,00015,0605,000
New Zealand168,000*168,000*
Norway1,8303,5901,8302,000
North America23,000
Poland17,2103,70017,210
Roumania3253,0653253,200
South Africa2,1502,150
Sweden4,9502,6004,950
Uruguay215925215600
Unallocated665665
TOTAL420,00061,710420,00039,000
* So long as our imports remain subject to control, New Zealand and Australia have the right to send butter amounting to approximately 40 per cent. and 16 per cent. respectively of cur total imports, and supplementary allocations are not required to cover deliveries within these limits.

None. Imports of butter have been subject to quota arrangements since 1962 in order to prevent prices on our market from falling to the very low levels that had previously obtained from time to time. Basic quotas and supplementary allocations made in the last two quota periods are set out in the following table: