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Trade Balance

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will show the crude balance of imports and exports of (a) agriculture overall, (b) cereals and (c) the rest of the non-oil, non-visible trade for the United Kingdom, the EC, the United States of America, Canada and the Cairns group countries in 1979, 1984 and each year since 1989.

I have been asked to reply.The figures requested are in the table:Water Resources Act 1991, when considering the eligibility for grant aid of the proposal to replace the pumps at Northmoor pumping station.

[holding answer 26 July 1993]: Discussions between MAFF, the National Rivers Authority, English Nature and the Northmoor internal drainage board are still in progress on the proposed new pumps at Northrnoor pumping station. In considering the outcome of these discussions, Ministers will fully take into account the requirements of section 16 of the Water Resources Act 1991 as they relate to the conservation of flora and fauna.