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Ec (Subsidies)

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the amount of European Economic Community subsidies per unit of sale now being paid to United Kingdom exporters of foodstuffs under the common agricultural policy to (a) other European Economic Community members and (b) third world countries.

MCA refunds on United Kingdom exports to other Community member States, before taking account of MCAs paid or charged on imports into other member States, and net refunds on United Kingdom exports to third countries for the main products, at the rates applicable on 5 November, are shown in the following table:

Commodity and CCT HeadingExports to other member States MCA refund P/lbExports to third countries Net United Kingdom export refund* P/lb
Common Wheat (10.01B1)•0·60†2·47
Barley (10.03)•0·54†2·43
White Sugar (17.01A1B)║1·67‡10·16
Butter 82–84 per cent. fat content (04.03 EXAIV)10·5041·82
Cheddar Cheese (04.04 El(b)EX1)8·1735·62
Skimmed Milk Powder (04.02A11B1)4·3915·17
Eggs (04.05A1B)1·375·88
Poultry Meat 70 per cent. Chickens (02.02A1B)1·18▀6·32


* Converted from ECUs at the representative rate of 1 ECU = £0·618655 and multiplied by the monetary coefficient of 0·893. the resultant figure has been increased by the MCA which currently acts as an export subsidy.

† Selected destinations only; different rates are normally available for other destinations under the tendering system.

‡ Different rates may be available under the tendering system.

║ Does not apply to "C" quota sugar.

¶ Refunds vary greatly according to the category of animal, type of meat, etc. It is not possible to give a representative figure.

≥ Exports of wheat and barley to Italy, by sea, are subject to an additional subsidy of 2 ECU/tonne.

▀ Applies to all destinations except United States of America.