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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list all the Common Market commodity surpluses at present located in the United Kingdom, stating the qualities in each case, at the latest date for which information is available, and where such surpluses are located.
On 4th March 1977 intervention stocks held by the United Kingdom amounted to some 4,500 tonnes of beef, 1,928 tonnes of butter and 2,806 tonnes of skimmed milk powder. Of these about 900 tonnes of beef and 870 tonnes of butter had been contracted for sale. Stocks are located in approved commercial stores depending on availability and the location of the production point.