§ 20. Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent assessment he has made of the likely level of compliance with his proposed voluntary code of practice to implement the Farm Animal Welfare Council's recommendations relating to conditions at horse sales and markets; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
It is not possible to estimate the likely level of compliance with a code of practice which is still being drafted.
Commodity Date Quantity (tonnes) Country of destination Sale price p/lb equivalent Wheat November-December 1987 1,012,000 USSR 12.1 Butter February 1987 35,000 USSR 26.5 Butter February 1987 65,000 USSR 26.5 Butter March 1987 181,500 USSR 26.0 Butter April 1987 18,500 USSR 26.0 Butter November 1987 200,000 USSR 26.0 Beef August-November 1987 8,000 Peru 323.0–23.3 1 The price is calculated from the dollar equivalent of the price actually paid by the purchaser (including MCAs), converted into sterling at the spot rate at the time of the sale. None of the wheat was exported from the United Kingdom. 2 The price is the actual sale price out of intervention (exclusive of MCAs) and converted into sterling at the green rate, None of the butter was exported from the United Kingdom. 3 The price is the sale price (including MCAs) that would have obtained if the beef had been exported from the United Kingdom, which it was not.
I regret that the prices quoted for beef sales in reply to my hon. Friend's previous question on this subject on 4 December 1987, at columns 775–78, were incorrect. Instead of 28.2 to 36.4 p/lb equivalent, the prices should have been recorded as 23.0 to 31.2 p/lb equivalent.