§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will bring up to date the EEC production figures for(a) rapeseed, (b) sunflowerseed and (c) soya beans on the basis given in his written reply dated 18 February 1988.
§ Mr. Curry
The information requested, which updates that contained in the Prime Minister's reply to the hon. Member on 22 February 1988, is as follows:
Rapeseed Sunflowerseed Soya 19871 EC-10 5,945 2,807 1,802 EC-12 5,955 3,907 1,808 19882 EC-10 5,300 2,880 1,584 EC-12 5,312 4,177 1,600 1 Actual production figures. Data are from management committee statistics. 2 Estimates of production adopted by EC Commission for the purpose of determining adjustments to common prices in 1988–89 under the maximum guaranteed quantity systems; or figures derived therefrom.
Note: All figures are in '000 tonnes.