§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Minister for Agriculture. Fisheries and Food what is his latest estimate of the amount being expended weekly by the European Economic Community on the storage, distribution and disposal, respectively of surplus food and wine; and what were the comparable sums spent per week on these services five and 10 years previously.
§ Mr. MacGregor
The table sets out weekly community expenditure on technical and financing costs of public intervention, and on export refunds and internal disposal subsidies (including loss on sale out of intervention) for commodities now in structural surplus (cereals, sugar, olive oil, wine, beef, milk and milk products). Community expenditure on distribution of products is not separately identifiable.
£ million per week 1977 1982 1987 Public intervention storage 2 5 17 Disposal 26 75 185
Source: 1977, 1982 EAGGF Financial Report.
1987 Supplementary and Amending Budget.