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Food Exports And Imports

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 18 May 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what are the total exports from the EEC to non-EEC countries of each of the 10 most important items of food in the diet of the average United Kingdom family;(2) what were the imports of food for the 10 most important items in the diet of the average United Kingdom family in 1971; and from which countries they came;(3) if he will set out the 10 most important items of food in the diet of the average family; what percentage of total consumption of these items is produced in the United Kingdom; and what percentage is imported from (a) the EEC and (b) the rest of the world.

The information requested is being assembled and I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.