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Food Prices

Volume 24: debated on Friday 21 May 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will estimate the difference in cost to the United Kingdom between the proposals approved by the majority of Agriculture Ministers of the European Economic Community and the alternative British proposals in the farm price review of 1982; and if he will make a statement;(2) if he will estimate the approximate cost to the consumer of the proposals approved by a majority of European Economic Community Agriculture Ministers in the farm price review of 1982; and if he will make a statement.

I refer my hon. Friend to the statement I made on 19 May.

Quantities of Fruit and Vegetables Withdrawn—1980–81 Marketing Years
(a) Cauliflowers1938837,3983,663
(b) Tomatoes7413,65710569,2845,754
(c) Peaches14,74140,879
(c) Pears7,42517812,283139,0403,813
(d) Apples52,70434,51312,615178,828879159,93953,916
(a) Grapes (Table)530
(d) Mandarins53,025
(e) Oranges564100,527
(c) Lemons21,755


(a) May 1980–April 1981