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Butter And Cheese

Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied that Eire produced butter is not being dumped on the British market at a price subsidised by grants paid to the Government of Eire out of the common agricultural policy funds.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the general import levy per pound on butter and cheeses imported into the Common Market from New Zealand.

The current net levies per pound on imports of butter and cheese into the United Kingdom for New Zealand under Protocol 18 are equivalent to 7·4p and 12·6p.Imports into other member States are subject to the levies applicable to third countries. The Community third country import levy on butter is 144·03 ua/100kg (33·3p per lb). On Cheddar cheese it is 121·29 ua/100 kgs (28p per lb). Rates of levy for the Irish Republic are reduced by accession compensatory amounts. Sterling equivalents have been calculated at the United Kingdom representative rate and Community arrangements for monetary compensation apply.