§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will tabulate in the Official Report the 306W and is not yet complete for 1973 and 1974. Figures for value are not available.
Saithe 22 Whiting 40 Herring 149 Mackerel 9
§ Mr. Gray
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what quantities, by weight and value, of the main species of fish were caught by non-EEC countries in the area around England and Wales and Northern Ireland which would fall within the proposed 200-mile fishing limit in each of the past five years.
§ Mr. Bishop:
Figures are only available for the United Kingdom as a whole. Following are estimates, in thousands of metric tons, of the quantities for 1972 caught within waters that would be covered by the terms used in the hon. Member's Question, Similar information is not readily available for earlier years, and is not yet complete for 1973 and 1974. Figures for value are not available.
amounts of butter and cheese imported into the United Kingdom from New Zealand for each of the years 1972 to 1974, together with the average amount of duty or levy per ton in each year.
§ Mr. Bishop:
The Overseas Trade Accounts show the following imports of butter and cheese from New Zealand in the years 1972, 1973 and 1974:
Tons Butter Cheese 1972 115,874 63,318 1973 129,873 46,597 1974 120,051 16,328
Milk products were imported free of duty from New Zealand up to 31st January 1973. The average amount of levy per ton* paid since 1st February 1973 307W after taking account of monetary compensatory amounts was:
Butter Cheese 1973 Nil £78 1974 £73 £266 * MAFF estimate.