§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing (a) the amount of food, drink and tobacco imported under each significant import heading, but excluding items which are subject only to an import levy; (b) the estimated average amount of duty payable on each heading in ad valorem terms, and (c) the net amount consumed in the United Kingdom, production less exports, plus imports, and the sum arrived at by multiplying the amount consumed by the ad valorem rate of tariff.
§ Mr. Wiggin
I regret that this information is not readily available in the form requested and could not be assembled without disproportionate cost. Information about the matters referred to in the question can, however, be found in the following publications which are available in the library of the House:
Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom
HM Customs & Excise Tariff and Overseas Trade Classification Economic Trends (October 1979).