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Intervention Stocks

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much food and agricultural produce is held in intervention in the United Kingdom in the case of each product covered by intervention; and how these amounts compare with the EEC totals.

The latest available figures are shown in the table.the losses already suffered by both farmers and the British Sugar Corporation and an arrangement for compensation to the growers of sugar beet.

No. I understand from the British Sugar Corporation that the industrial action that delayed the completion of capital works at the Bury St. Edmunds factory involved contractors installing equipment and not the corporation itself. The operation of the factory and the supply of beet to it are matters for the corporation and the farmers concerned.