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Sugar

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the proposal of the European Commission contained in draft instrument R 8687/85 Corn (85) 433, to retain the existing quota levels for sugar production.

I consider that the current system of basing B quotas on production performance has encouraged over-production and that, given the current surplus, they should instead be allocated on a standardised percentage of the A quotas for all member states, in such a way as to lead to an overall reduction.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information he has as to the increase, in pence per kilogramme, of the cost of production of African, Caribbean and Pacific raw cane sugar imported into the United Kingdom from Mauritius, Guyana and Jamaica over the past five years.