I propose to take Questions Nos. 34 and 35 together.
I am not aware of any conspiracy of the nature suggested by the Deputy. Some 26 per cent of the total annual flour requirement of this country is imported and there has been no significant increase in flour imports over the last few years.
Manufacturers are under no obligation to report the origin of flour that they use for particular production lines; that information is, therefore, not available to me.
Despite the Common Agricultural Policy, there will always exist some variation in the market prices of commodities such as flour as between one member state and another. The relative price of bread between Dublin and Newry is, of course, determined by local market situations.