§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish a table showing the total amount of butter sold from EEC public intervention storage of butter in each of the five years previous to the period 1 November 1987 to 31 October 1988.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
The information requested is most readily available on a calendar year basis. The amounts of butter sold out of EC intervention stores in calendar years 1982–1987 were as follows: 59W
Year Tonnes (to nearest 100 tonnes) 1982 49,600 1983 57,100 1984 357,200 1985 336,200 1986 367,300 1987 811,400
Source: EC Commission
Date and Commodity Quantity (t) Destination Price (p/lb) December 1988 Beef 46,000 Eastern Europe 15.31 Wheat 2,232,000 USSR/Other destinations3 3.32 Barley 1,665,000 USSR/Other destinations3 3.0–3.12 Wheat 1,350,000 China 3.22 1 The price is the sale price that would have been obtained if the beef had been exported from the United Kingdom, which it was not. 2 Price is calculated from the dollar equivalent of the price actually paid by the puchaser (including mcas) converted into sterling at spot rates at time of sale. 3 It is not possible to identify quantities destined for the USSR, which benefited from an additional subsidy of 0.13p per lb.