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Agricultural Imports

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, of the total of £6,000 million of agricultural imports, how much would be saved of this cost if the United Kingdom did not participate in the European Economic Community's common agricultural tariff.

The total value of United Kingdom imports of food, drink and tobacco in 1979 was £6,559 million cif, that is before payment of levies and duties. Total levies and duties collected were £442 million.