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Food Imports (Expenditure)

Volume 889: debated on Monday 24 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the total sum spent on food imports by the United Kingdom in 1974, 1973 and 1972, respectively; and what information he has from international sources about the amount spent on such imports by other major industrial powers.

Imports of food and live animals—Section 0 of the standard international trade classification—were as follow:

The Commission is examining in conjunction with member States all aid to the film industry, and is considering whether there is scope for co-ordination between the aid systems in member States. No decision has been made. The status of assistance to the British film industry under the Treaty of Rome has not been challenged by the Commission, although it is open to it to propose changes in aids which it finds are not compatible with the Common Market.