§ Sir Teddy Taylor
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations the EU has received from the US authorities about the subsidised sale of barley in the US; what is the total amount of barley involved; what is the sale price; what is the amount of subsidy offered per tonne; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Rooker
[holding answer 8 June 1998]: I understand that the EU has received a number of representations from the US authorities about this sale, which involved the sale of Finnish barley to a buyer in California. The total amount of barley involved was 31,570 tonnes, of which 31,520 tonnes received an EU export subsidy of 47 ecus/tonne and the remaining 50 tonnes a subsidy of 21.96 ecus/tonne. The sale price was a matter of private commercial contract. The transaction concerned did not infringe WTO rules.