Skip to main content

Commodity Prices

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1978

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the latest world prices of sugar, cheese, butter, beef, bacon, pork, chicken, eggs, wheat, barley and maize, the present EEC levies on United Kingdom imports, and the full levy payable if monetary compensatory amounts were abolished.

The information requested is given in the table. The world or third country offer prices are those implied by the EEC Commission's calculation of common import levies on 6th November 1978. As explained previously, these prices are often for small, unrepresentative lots offered at EEC frontiers and do not represent prices at which sub-

IMPLIED THIRD COUNTRY OFFER PRICES, CURRENT NET UNITED KINGDOM LEVIES AND UNITED KINGDOM LEVIES ASSUMING DEVALUATION OF THE GREENPOUND TO PARTY—MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 1978
CommodityUnitThird Counry offer priceCurrent net United Kingdm levyUnited Kingdom levy assuming devaluation of Green pound to parity
£££
Raw sugarTonne106123183
Cheddar cheeseTonne3931,0811,460
ButterTonne5021,1701,649
Beef (live animals)100 kilogrammes523252
Pigmeat100 kilogrammes571332
Poultry meatTonne705140194
Eggs100 kilogrammes343542
Common wheatTonne704067
BarleyTonne524872
MaizeTonne584266