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Ec (Food)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his latest estimate of the total amount which will be expended by the EEC on the storage, export and destruction of food in the current year; and if he will make a statement.

Expenditure met from the 1987 Community budget on storage, export and withdrawal of produce from the market is estimated to be approximately £8 billion. Expenditure in November and December 1987 (estimated to be £1·6 billion) will be met by member states which will be reimbursed from the 1988 budget.