asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what is the number of beef animal carcases held in intervention in the United Kingdom and in the EEC;(2) what is his estimate for each member country of the EEC of the stocks of beef held in intervention: and what is his estimate of the amount held in Eire which originated in Northern Ireland.
The total quantity of beef held by the United Kingdom intervention agency at present is 34·75 tons. This stock consists of 510 forequarters and 60 hindquarters.Statistics of intervention stocks in other EEC countries are not kept by my Department but by the European Commission. According to the latest information, total stocks of beef held by intervention agencies in other member countries in mid-February were as follows:
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These stocks may be held in the form of carcases, half or quarter carcases, boneless cuts, or canned preserves. Information about the quantity held in the form of carcases is not available.
No official estimate is available of the quantity of beef held in intervention in the Republic of Ireland which originated in Northern Ireland.,
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps are being taken to reduce the intervention stocks of beef in the United Kingdom.
Arrangements for the sale of 14·26 tons of beef purchased prior to 1st January 1975 by the Intervention
|1973–74||1974–75 (forecast)||1975–76 (estimate)|
|National Grants and Subsidies||…||…||306·4||295·5||222·4|
|Market Regulation under the CAP||…||…||85·6||192·5||83·6|