asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what arrangements have been made for extending price support and other aid to Spanish and Portuguese producers of olive oil, wine and oranges after accession; what is the total production in these countries compared to the European Economic Community as at present constituted; and how farmgate prices for these products in Spain and Portugal compare with European Economic Community prices.
Community price support and aid measures will be applied to Spanish and Portuguese producers of the products mentioned over a transition period lasting for up to 10 years. Prices of these products vary depending upon a number of factors, including variety, quality and area of production. Generally they are lower in Spain and Portugal than in the present Community.Information on production is as follows:
|Olive Oil (thousand tonnes)|
|Oranges (thousand tonnes)|
|Wine (million hectolitres) †|
|Committee||Chairman||Date appointed||Date reported|
|Public Inquiry into objections to the Proposed Britain Egg Marketing Scheme||G. G. Baker||9 January 1956||1956 (Cmnd. 9805)|
|Committee of Enquiry in the Export of Live Cattle to the Continent for Slaughter||Rt. Hon. Lord Balfour of Burleigh||6 February 1957||1957 (Cmnd. 154)|
|Interdepartmental Committee on Milk Composition in United Kingdom||J. W. Cook||May 1958||1960 (Cmnd. 1147)|
|Committee on Transactions in Seeds Plant Breeders Rights||B. C. Engholm||July 1954||1960 (Cmnd. 1092)|
|Committee on the Proposed Experimental Importation of Charollais||Lord Terrington||June 1959||1960 (Cmnd. 1140)|
|Committee of Inquiry in the Fishing Industry||Sir Alexander Fleck||27 November 1957||1961 (Cmnd. 1266)|
|Committee on Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries||The Hon. B. L. Bathurst||7 October 1957||1961 (Cmnd. 1350)|
|Committee on Fowl Pest Policy||Professor Sir A. Plant||July 1960||1962 (Cmnd. 1664)|
|Committee on the Remuneration of Milk Distributors in the United Kingdom||Sir Guy Tharold||November 1959||1962 (Cmnd. 1597)|
|Committee of Inquiry in Fatstock and Carcase Meat Marketing and Distribution||Sir W. R. Verdon-Smith||18 April 1962||1964 (Cmnd. 2282)|
|Departmental Committee of Inquiry into Recruitment for the Veterinary Profession||The Duke of Northumberland||29 October 1962||1964 (Cmnd. 2430)|
|Interdepartmental Committee on The Demand for Agricultural Graduates||C. I. C. Bosanquet||November 1962||1964 (Cmnd. 2419)|
|Departmental Committee of Inquiry into Statutory Smallholdings. 1st Report Statutory Smallholdings provided by Local Authorities in England and Wales||M. J. Wise||22 July 1963||1966 (Cmnd. 2936)|
|Departmental Committee of Inquiry into Statutory Smallholdings. Final Report Statutory Smallholdings provided by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food||Professor M. J. Wise||22 July 1963||1967 (Cmnd. 3303)|
|Committee on Herbage Seed Supplies||Lord Donaldson||November 1966||1968 (Cmnd. 3748)|
|Report of the Reorganisation Commission for Eggs||R. Wright||8 September 1967||1968 (Cmnd. 3669)|
|Committee of Inquiry on Foot and Mouth Disease 1968—Part 1||The Duke of Northumberland||28 February 1968||1969 (Cmnd. 3999)|
|Part 2||(Cmnd. 4225)|
|Joint Committee on the use of Antibiotics in Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine||Professor Swann||July 1968||1969 (Cmnd. 4190)|
|Committee of Inquiry on Rabies Interim Report||R. Waterhouse||6 March 1970||1970 (Cmnd. 4457)|
|Committee of Inquiry on Rabies Final Report||R. Waterhouse||6 April 1970||1971 (Cmnd. 4696)|
|Committee of Inquiry on Contract Farming||Sir James Barker||June 1971||1972 (Cmnd. 5099)|
|Committee on the Export of Animals for Slaughter||Rt. Hon. Lord O'Brien of Lothbury||26 July 1973||1974 (Cmnd. 5566)|
|Committee of Inquiry into the Veterinary Profession||Sir Michael Swann||1971||1975 (Cmnd. 6143)|
|Committee of Inquiry into the Acquisition and Occupancy of Agricultural Land||Rt. Hon. Lord Northfield||16 September 1977||1979 (Cmnd. 7599)|
* Olive oil is a biennial crop, with considerable fluctuations from one year to the next.
† Wine production figures in the FAO production year book are quoted in metric tonnes. They have been converted to hectolitres on the basis that 10 hectolitres of wine weigh one tonne.
European Community statistics: "Eurostat" and the Commission.
Spain and Portugal: FAO Production Year Book 1983.