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Wheat And Maize

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much wheat and maize, respectively, was imported in 1979 from countries other than the European Economic Community, thus bringing about £666 million and £75·6 million levies, respectively; and

WheatMaize
tonnes£,000tonnes£,000
Totall,859,048176,9992,238,390164,557
of which:—
USA559,32553,6682,021,187147,544
Canada1,297,070123,08935,7032,966
South Africa104,5147,820
Argentina74,5095,943

Source: Overseas Trade Statistics.

Since these figures are on a country-of-consignment basis and since cereals are products which are frequently transhipped, these import figures cannot be specifically related to total levies collected in the United Kingdom.