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Ec (Fruit And Vegetables)

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 10 December 1987

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what amounts, by commodity, of fruit and vegetables have been withdrawn from the market under European Economic Community regulations in the United Kingdom so far in the current year, and each year for the past seven years; what proportion of that amount has been destroyed or left to rot; and what proportion has been put to some use.

The figures requested are given below:

Marketing Year1Withdrawn (Tonnes)
Used for human or animal foodDestroyedTotal
Cauliflowers
1987–8825925,4796,071
1986–874,10020,00024,100
1985–868004,1004,900
1984–855607,8008,360
1983–8425575600
1982–831108,1008,210
1981–82NilNilNil
1980–814006751,075
Tomatoes
1987–882NilNilNil
1986–87NilNilNil
1985–8612021
1984–855125130
1983–84Nil180180
1982–83Nil5454
1981–82Nil55
1980–81Nil44
Apples
1987–882220232452
1986–873,5503,5607,110
1985–862,1008,50010,600
1984–857,80015,20023,000
1983–842,3003,6005,900
1982–838,40013,85022,250
1981–82160300460
1980–815,40019,00024,400
Pears
1987–88219Nil19
1986–8723033263
1985–86735142877
1984–85600130730
1983–84515260775
1982–8353530565
1981–82Nil4040
1980–8145140185
1 Cauliflower 1 May-30 April; Tomatoes 1 January-31 December; Apples 1 July-30 June; Pears 1 July-30 June.
2 To date.