§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will tabulate in theOfficial Report in tonnes of white sugar equivalents, or raw unrefined sugar where appropriate, the quantities of sugar in the sugar year 1987–88 which were (a) imported into the United Kingdom from African, Caribbean and Pacific states of European Economic Community, (b) imported as raw or white sugar, stating their main country of origin, (c) produced from sugar beet grown in the United Kingdom, (d) exported as raw or refined sugar to member states of the European Economic Community or other countries, respectively and (e) absorbed by retail and bulk domestic sugar markets, respectively, together with any other relevant information, including stocks in hand and carried over, related to the above figures.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
The information requested is as follows:
1987–88 (October-September) '000 tonnes1 United Kingdom Imports (provisional figures) From EC Ireland 47.5 Denmark 43.9 France 21.7 Other 1.9 Total 113.5
'000 tonnes1 From ACP Mauritius 466.7 Fiji 199.7 Jamaica 129.6 Guyana 142.6 Swaziland 71.6 Barbados 66.2 Other 155.4 Total 1,231.9 Other Sources 0.5 Total 1,345.9 United Kingdom production from Home Grown Beet (including carry forward from 1986–87) 1,328.3 Carry forward to 1988–89 102.3 'C sugar to be exported from 1987–88 production 82.0 Exports to EC (provisional) 72.0 Exports to third countries (excluding C sugar) (provisional) 160.0 Deliveries to retail market (provisional) 587.0 Deliveries to industrial market (provisional) 1,538.0 2Stocks (as at 31 August 1988) 311.1 1All figures in '000 tonnes white sugar equivalent—figures may not sum due to rounding. 2 Figure comprises sugar held by producers and merchants in the EC sugar storage scheme plus preferential sugar held in store by cane refiners.