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Bacon (Prices)

Volume 912: debated on Thursday 10 June 1976

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of the retail price difference between United Kingdom and Danish bacon can be attributed to the difference between £ sterling and the green pound.

Danish bacon usually sells at a premium over British bacon. The premium varies with market conditions but there is no obvious relationship between differences in the first-hand prices of Danish and British bacon and differences between the green pound and the market exchange rates for sterling or the resulting monetary compensatory amounts.