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Ec (Surplus Products)

Volume 77: debated on Friday 26 April 1985

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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 spent by the EC in 1984 on storing surpluses of milk products, sugar, cereals, beef, wine, fruit, and so on and other products, respectively.

The following table sets out provisional figures for expenditure in 1984 from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund on public storage, including losses on sale and private storage by commodity. Community statistics do not differentiate between the cost of storing surpluses and storage costs incurred on produce which is subsequenly consumed within the Community.

Olive oil66·6
Milk products1,606·0
Source: EC Commission figures.