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Dessert Apples

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of United Kingdom dessert apple consumption was comprised of apples of French origin for each of the years 1977, 1978 and 1979.

In the years in question imports from France accounted for the following percentages of total supplies of apples in the United Kingdom.

197741 per cent.
197839 per cent.
1979 (forecast)44 per cent.
Import figures do not distinguish between dessert and culinary varieties, but it is believed that virtually all imports are of dessert apples.