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Cereals

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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24.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his latest estimate as to the likely upper and lower limits for the cost of disposal of cereal surpluses in the European Economic Community for the 1984–85 crop year.

Estimates of Community expenditure are made on a calendar year basis by the Commission. In 1984 actual expenditure on export refunds totalled 918 mecu. For 1985 the Commission is currently estimating export refund expenditure at 1,034 mecu.

29.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the level of United Kingdom cereal exports for each of the past two years.

Exports of wheat and barley from the United Kingdom totalled 3·9 million tonnes in 1983 and 6.1 million tonnes in 1984.