§ Sir Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the most recent annual amounts of export refund provided through the EU for the export of(a) fruit, (b) vegetables and (c) sugar; and if she will list the amounts in sterling per pound weight. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
[holding answer 10 September 2003]: EU expenditure on export refunds in 2001, the latest year for which full information is available, was as follows:Fresh fruit and vegetables—36.1 million eurosProcessed fruit and vegetables—14.8 million euros
The rates of export refund vary by product and over time and the cost per pound weight is not readily available.