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Fruit And Vegetables (Market Withdrawals)

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what were the quantities of fruit and vegetables withdrawn from the market and compensated with EEC funds for the marketing year 1973–74; how these quantities were disposed of or destroyed; and at what cost.

During this period 26 tons of cauliflowers were voluntarily withdrawn from the United Kingdom market under the EEC market support arrangements for fresh fruit and vegetables and used for animal feed. £440·90 compensation was paid by the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce from the Guarantee Section of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund.