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Food: Exports

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications for export refunds have been approved within the last 12 months for (a) pigmeat, (b) milk and milk products, (c) poultry, (d) eggs and (e) beef and veal; and what quantity of each product was subject to refund. (264783)

[holding answer 23 March 2009]: The number of export refund applications, the amount paid and quantity of export refund for each livestock sector in the UK over the last 12 months can be found in the table:

Sector

Refund applications

Amount paid (£)

Refund quantity

Eggs

156

152,010.51

24,222,688

Poultry

180

11,512.59

1,550,506

Pigmeat

420

200,346.33

1,105,228.84

Beef and veal

0

0

0

Milk and milk products

60

31,345.43

130,434.13

Note:

The quantity of export refunds for eggs and poultry is recorded as number of refunds, and the quantity for pigmeat and milk and milk products is recorded in kilograms.