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Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for 1973 and each of the past five years the amount of aid per box of silkworm eggs under the common agricultural policy, the cost to the European Economic Community budget and the ratio of domestic production of silk to total usage in all forms in the European Economic Community, including imports.

The information requested on usage and imports of silk is not readily available. The other information for the most recent years can be obtained from the Commission's publication "The Agricultural Situation in the Community" report 1984. Similar information for the earlier years is contained in previous reports. Copies of these are available in the Library of the House.