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Fruit And Vegetables (Disposal)

Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what were the quantities of fruit and vegetables withdrawn from the market and compensated with EEC funds in the latest available 12 months period; and how these quantities were disposed of, including how much was destroyed.

The latest period for which we have received such information from the Commission is the marketing year 1972–73. Converting the totals withdrawn to long tons and applying the proportions for various outlets gives the following result:at present has sufficient funds to meet current requirements.