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Bread Prices

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the price of a standard loaf; and how much of that sum represents the effect of tariffs imposed as a consequence of Community requirements.

The recommended retail price of a standard (800 gram) loaf is 36½p. The EEC import levy element in this cannot be calculated precisely since the levy itself changes and the proportion of imported wheat used in the bread grist varies between bakers. But it is currently estimated to be just under 2p.