asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how much more consumers had to pay for lamb imported into the United Kingdom in 1973, 1974 and 1975 to date by virtue of United Kingdom membership of the Common Market; what the United Kingdom tariff was on 1st January 1972, and on 1st January 1975; and what it will be on 1st January 1978.
The latest estimate of the effect of membership on food prices, which shows that membership is at present having no significant effect overall, take into account the effect of community-financed subsidies as well as levies and duties. In the first quarter
|1st January 1972||1st January 1975||Full CET|
|Lamb||…||…||…||…||£0·9335 per cwt.||£0·3734 per cwt. plus 12 per cent||20 per cent.|