Written Answers. - Export Refunds.

Joe Walsh

Question:

129 Mr. J. Walsh asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the value of export refunds to Ireland for each of the years from 1994 to 1996. [4021/97]

As the EAGGF financial year runs from 16 October to 15 October of the following year, I have indicated the statistical information for the financial years 16 October 1993 to 15 October 1994, 16 October 1994 to 15 October 1995 and 16 October 1995 to 15 October 1996 in the following tabular statement:

Export Refunds Paid in IR£ Million

16 Oct. 1993-15 Oct. 1994

16 Oct. 1994-15 Oct. 1995

16 Oct. 1995-15 Oct. 1996

IR£m

IR£m

IR£m

Beef

312.1

366.4

324.9

Cattle

125.4

118.9

60.4

Dairy

65.6

70.5

71.3

Cereals

4.3

2.4

1.9

Pigmeat

1.7

0.7

0.6

Poultry and Eggs

0.2

0.2

Processed Products Including Sugar, Whiskey and Jams

28.5

35.9

36.3

Total

537.8

595

495.4