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Mink And Coypu

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many mink and coypu farms,

the 97,190 tons of butter between 1 December 1986 and 31 October 1987 under the arrangements referred to in his reply of 30 November.

[holding answer 7 December 1987]: The butter referred to in my reply of 30 November was sold under two schemes, either for processing into concentrated butter for cooking at a fixed price of 12·27p per pound or for use in compound animal feed at a price, set by monthly tender, of between 2·11p and 2·19p per pound.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total amount of butter exported by the United Kingdom in each of the calendar years 1975 to 1986; and what total amount has been exported in 1987 up till the most recent date for which figures are available.

[holding answer 7 December 1987]: The data requested are set out in the table:

United Kingdom Exports of Butter 1975–1987
(Tonnes)
19753,135
197616,029
197714,504
197857,388
197961,807
198080,075
198173,169
198263,307
198353,264
198424,517
198324,926
198633,205
1198792,039
Source: Overseas Trade Statistics.
1 January-September.