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European Community (Butter)

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the present limit of European Economic Community subsidy offers for the sale of butter outside the Community.

The quantity of butter that may be exported by the European Community is not precisely laid down since this depends on a number of factors, including the supply and demand position within the Community and on world markets. The Commission regularly reviews the level of butter exports in consultation with member States, and may vary the rate of export refund in the light of the market or budgetary situation.