§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the total amount spent on the disposal of food surpluses by Government funds in the most recent annual period for which figures are available; and what were the comparable figures in each of the previous five years.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
Public expenditure in the United Kingdom on exports and subsidised disposals of commodities in surplus in this country (cereals, beef and milk products) is as follows:
£ million 1982–83 547.3 1983–84 533.2 1984–85 491.5 1985–86 449.1 1986–87 340.5 1987–88 545.5