Wednesday, 31 May 1978
Dáil Eireann Debate
Dr. O'Connell: asked the Minister for Agriculture the percentage increase in the average retail price of farm food products since January 1973; and the proportion of this that is accounted for by the annual increase in farm prices in Brussels, adjustments to the monetary compensation amounts, and other measures taken at EEC level.
|Product||% increase||Product||% increase||Product||% increase|
|Round Steak||94.4||Best back rashers||122.1||White (sliced)||101.7|
|Sirloin steak||91.4||Streaky rashers||112.9||White (unsliced)||93.0|
|Sirloin roast||96.3||Ham uncooked||103.7|
|Rib steak||86.8||Shoulder (whole)||123.7||Flour:|
|Brisket Corned Beef||137.9||Ham, cooked||107.2||White, plaia||90.0|
|Sausages, Pork||113.7||White, self-raising||89.9|
|Mutton :||Black pudding||148.4|
|Loin chops||100.5||Fresh Vegetables:||Processed||189.8|
|Cutlets (rib chops)||95.4||Tomatoes||71.0||Natural||215.5|
|Gigot chops||98.2||Onions||13.3||Eggs standard||104.7|
|Liver||95.1||Cabbage (Med. size)||74.0||Butter (creamery)||92.8|
|Potatoes (Price decrease)||—9.1||Sugar||160.7|
 During the same period the overall percentage increase in farm support prices due to alignment of Irish prices to Community prices, annual Community price increases and Green £ adjustments was 186 per cent.
It is not possible in respect of each of the food items listed above to state the proportion of the increase accounted for by changes in farm support prices. The latter would affect mainly the prices of beef, pigmeat, bread and cereal products, milk and dairy products and sugar.
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