§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the volume of butter produced and consumed in the United Kingdom last year; what proportion of the United Kingdom production was from Wales; and what were the overseas sources, and proportion of consumption met by such sources, which accounted for the balance of the butter imported.
§ Mr. Bishop
United Kingdom butter production in 1974 was 52,700 tons and estimated consumption was 471,000 tons. Separate figures for production in Wales are not available. New Zealand and EEC countries other than Italy were the major sources of imports, which accounted for some 89 per cent. of new supplies in 1974.