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Eec And Efta (Food Imports)

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 13 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of the food consumed by each of the member States of the EEC and EFTA was imported during each of the last five years; and what was the average annual percentage growth in the proportion of food consumed that was imported for each of these States during the periods 1948 to 1958 and 1958 to 1973, respectively.

This information is not available in my Department, nor, to the best of my knowledge, has it been published in international or national statistical surveys. It could only be obtained, if at all, at disproportionate cost.