§ 32. Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total number280W
§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, for each calendar year since 1977, he will give (a) the tonnage of New Zealand butter imported into the United Kingdom, (b) the tonnage imported into bonded stores in the United Kingdom, and (c) the tonnage released from bonded stores in the United Kingdom; and whether, in his enforcement of the tonnage of New Zealand butter permitted to be imported into the United Kingdom each year under protocol 18 of the treaty of accession to the European Economic Community, he has regard to the quantity imported into bonded stores in the United Kingdom, or to the total released from bonded stores within the United Kingdom plus any tonnage imported into the United Kingdom from New Zealand without passing through bonded stores.
§ Mr. Gummer
[pursuant to his reply, 18 December 1985, c. 210]: For enforcement purposes, the limitation on imports of New Zealand butter into the United Kingdom at a reduced rate of levy under the arrangements stemming from protocol 18 of the treaty of accession applies to the amounts entering into free circulation (either directly on import or from bonded stores) rather than to the quantities physically entering the country in any one year. The levels of the quotas, the amounts entering into free circulation under these arrangements, and the total quantities of butter imported from New Zealand are shown in the table for the period requested.
The figures for total imports of New Zealand butter include quantities of butter outside the scope of the arrangements, such as those imported under inward processing relief, and into bond. Figures on the amount of New Zealand butter imported into and released from bond in the United Kingdom are not readily available.
of employees of the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service as at 1 April; and what changes he expects to see by 1 April 1986 and 1 April 1987.
§ Mrs. Fenner
I refer the hon. Member to the reply my right hon. Friend the Minister gave to the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Davies) on 3 December 1985 at column193. The total number of ADAS staff is expected to change from 4,786 at 1 April 1985 to about 4,700 at 1 April 1986 and around 4,300 at 1 April 1987, the exact figures depending upon arrangements consequential on the measures my right hon. Friend announced on 11 October and 7 November.
§ 33. Mr. Alex Carlile
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what will be the main sources of the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service's income in 1986–87; and if he will provide a breakdown according to the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service's main areas of activity.
§ Mrs. Fenner
ADAS currently generates annual receipts of over £7 million. For 1985–86, current estimates 281W of the principal receipts are £4,343,000 for sales of produce and other receipts at experimental centres; £1,257,000 for services provided under the agricultural services scheme; £554,000 for fees from the National Coal Board for work on restoration of land subjected to opencast mining; and £424,000 for supplies of other goods. The Supply Estimates for 1986–87 will be presented to Parliament in March 1986.