asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of the food consumed in the United Kingdom during each of the past 10 years has had to be imported; and what has been the cost.
The information requested is as follows:
|FOOD IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM|
|As a percentage of total United Kingdom food consumption||Cost|
|*July June years; figures not available for calendar years before 1970.|
Economic Trends in October 1979—where United Kingdom food production is expressed as a percentage of food consumption—self-sufficiency rose from 49 per cent. to 56 per cent. between 1970 1978.