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Meat Imports

Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the weekly value of the total imports of meat in all forms over the past year; and what percentage this is of the weekly home demand.

The weekly average value of total imports of meat in all forms, but excluding live animals, in 1974 valued at cif prices was £13·1 million. The percentage this forms of home demand is not available since home demand is not valued on the same basis. However, estimates of the percentage of the total quantities supplied for the main meats which

Estimated disposals (to nearest '000 tons)
ProductProvisional totals of withdrawals Community (tons)To charitable organisations etc.Use for Animal FeedDistillation into alcoholUnfit for consumptionDetails not known
·· Less than 500 tons.