§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what were the sums expended by EEC agencies in the EEC as a whole and in the United Kingdom in 1973 and 1974, respectively, in payment for, or contribution towards, the costs incurred in processing food fit for human consumption into animal food or industrial material or food fit for animals into industrial materials.
§ Mr. Peart
So far as can be distinguished, EEC expenditure from FEOGA on processing food fit for human consumption into animal food or industrial material was £197.1 million* in 1973 and the provisional figure for 1974 is £207.8 million*; the United Kingdom share of this expenditure was £19.1 million in 1973 and £8.7 million in 1974. No figures are available to indicate that the FEOGA finances any expenditure on processing food fit for animals into industrial material.
* Converted from units of account at the rate of £1 = equals 2.4 units of account.