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European Community (Export Rebates)

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total amount paid to British exporters by way of export rebates financed by or through the EEC for the export of food in the most recent annual period for which figures are available.

Refunds totalling £395 million. were paid on exports of agricultural products (including some non-food items such as live animals and feed grains) from the United Kingdom to non-European community countries in 1984–85. The expenditure, which takes account of monetary compensatory' amounts, was fully funded by the EC so that British agricultural exports can compete on world markets.