asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much of each kind of food has been disposed of by or on the authority of the Commission outside the EEC in each of the years 1970–74 and in 1975 to date; what in each case was the average cost and the effective return per ton sold; and what was the United Kingdom share of the cost in 1973 and 1974, respectively.
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 22nd May 1975; Vol. 892, c. 601], gave the following information:Arrangements for the disposal of intervention stocks vary according to the nature of the product and the current market situation. No information is available about food disposed of by or on the authority of the Commission before United Kingdom accession, but the following quantities of cereals, sugar and milk products are known to have been disposed of from intervention stocks to third countries from 1973 to date:
The average cost and effective return per ton on sales outside the Community is not known, but the United Kingdom contributes to the Community budget as a whole and its share was 8·78 per cent. in 1973 and 11·04 per cent. in 1974.