asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total amount of food, by commodity, and wine exported from the European Economic Community to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, respectively, in the most recent annual period for which figures are available; and what were the comparable figures in the comparable annual period 10 and 15 years previously.
The information requested for 1976 and 1986 is set out in the table. Comparable information is not readily available for years prior to 1976.
|European Community1 exports to the Soviet Union and the eastern bloc|
|To Soviet Union||To Eastern bloc2|
|Butter (including butteroil)||0||105||1||18|
|Beef and veal3||24||141||23||70|
|Raw sugar (converted to white equivalent)||52||7||0||..|
|2German Democratic Republic, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania;|
|3 Beef, veal, pigmeat and poultrymeat are deadweight.|
|.. denotes trade under 500 tonnes.|
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the price at which butter, beef and sugar, respectively, were made available to traders, after the payment of export refund, to the Soviet Union, expressed in pounds sterling per pound, at the most recent date for which figures are available.
I shall reply to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.