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Food Storage

Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the total quantities of basic foods and fruits, respectively, which have been placed in cold storage as a result of the Common agricultural policy up to the latest date for which such details are available.

Up to 22nd May 1975 the quantities taken into cold store by the Intervention Board have been 219 tons of beef and 20,571 tons of butter. Of these quantities, 43 tons of beef at present remain unsold.Community aid has also Peen paid from time to time to assist commercial cold storage of agricultural produce. It is not possible to say how much of the quantities held in store were stored as a result of this aid.No fruit has been placed in cold store as a result of the common agricultural policy.