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Food Prices

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will circulate in the Official Report a table showing the annual amount consumed in the United Kingdom of each of the commodities subject to a levy under the common agricultural policy plus the additional amount which consumers will have to pay in a full year if current prices rise by the full amount permitted by the 5 per cent. reduction in the value of the green pound.

The amounts of CAP commodities subject to levy consumed in the United Kingdom in 1978 were given in my answers to a question from the hon. Member on 14 January. Our estimates of the effects on consumer prices of the last devaluation of the green pound are close to those given, for a devaluation of the same size, by my right hon. Friend's predecessor on 21 February 1979.—[Vol. 976, c. 678.]