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Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much subsidy per lb. pig meat is paid from European Economic Community funds to Danish pig producers for exporting pigmeat to the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Currently the United Kingdom monetary compensatory amount is positive and that for Denmark is zero; so at present a net levy is charged on all Danish pigmeat coming into the United Kingdom. The current value of the net levy is about 0ยท6p/lb on bacon sides.