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Vat (Hot Take-Away Food)

Volume 79: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 12 November 1984, Official Report, column 189, when he will be in a position to give information on the estimated revenue received as a result of value added tax being imposed on hot take-away food.

[pursuant to his reply, 17 May 1985; Vol. 79, c. 247]: In the autumn.

CommodityUnited Kingdom output in 1983*
CerealsTop 11·0 per cent. of holdings by area accounted for 50·2 per cent. of output by area
SugarTop 9·3 per cent. of holdings by area accounted for 39·3 per cent. of output by area†
OilseedsTop 9·1 per cent. of holdings by area accounted for 30·5 per cent. of output by area‡
SheepmeatTop 10·1 per cent. of holdings by flock size accounted for 45·7 per cent. of total sheep
BeefTop 9·1 per cent. of holdings by herd size accounted for 43·3 per cent. of total beef cows
PigmeatTop 7·5 per cent. of holdings by herd size accounted for 58·4 per cent. of total pigs
PoultrymeatTop 7·5 per cent. of holdings by flock size accounted for 54·8 per cent. of total broilers
EggsTop 11·8 per cent. of holdings by batteries accounted for 97·8 per cent. of total laying fowls
MilkTop 15·2 per cent. of holdings by herd size accounted for 39·4 per cent. of total dairy cows
Others
* Based on Agricultural Statistics United Kingdom 1983.
† Sugar beet production.
‡ Oilseed rape production.