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European Community (Food Storage Centres)

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the names and locations of EEC intervention food storage centres in Scotland, the average amount of foodstuffs stored in each centre in the past year and the value of each of these amounts.

With the exception of cereals, the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce, which is responsible for the storage of intervention products in the United Kingdom, relies for storage on approved commercial facilities which are secured as they are required. In Scotland there are nine cold stores approved for the storage of intervention butter, 14 for the storage of intervention beef and 34 warehouses approved for the storage of skimmed milk powder. For commercial and operational reasons, however, details of the stores in use at any time and of the quantities of commodities held in each are not published.The Government-owned store at Polmont—Redding, Falkirk—held 129·14 tonnes of barley, valued at £11,730, from November 1978 to March 1979.