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Surplus Stocks

Volume 974: debated on Thursday 29 November 1979

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28.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which items of food are in surplus; and what are the quantities of such surplus held in the EEC at the present time.

The following table lists items of food in structural surplus within the EEC and shows stocks at recent dates of such commodities where these are held in public intervention and aided private storage.the horticulture industry should have a healthy future.

46.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the competitive equivalence of the United Kingdom horticulture industry with its European counterparts.

I am confident that efficient, progressive growers in the United Kingdom are capable of competing with any of their European counterparts.