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Food Prices

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now update the tables of comparative food prices in and out of the EEC published in the Official Report of 23rd January 1975 to the most recent date possible.

As I pointed out in my earlier reply, there is no easily identifiable world price for many commodities and direct comparison of prices of foodstuffs from different national sources are difficult to make because of differences in quality grading and presentation of products. Subject to these reservations a revised table, showing the latest information available for January 1975, is set out below.