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Beef (Export Refunds)

Volume 12: debated on Monday 9 November 1981

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total cost to the Community taxpayer of export refunds on beef; and if he will provide a breakdown of the amount of refund on clean beef as distinct from manufacturing beef.

Export refunds for the whole of the beef sector cost about 715 million ECUs (about £430 million) in 1980. As clean beef and manufacturing beef receive the same rates of export refund and are not separately distinguished in trade statistics, it is not possible to provide a breakdown of this figure.