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European Community (Food And Wine Surpluses)

Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the latest figures of stocks held by the EEC or by traders and merchants on behalf of the EEC; and what were the same totals of these stored surpluses of food and wine on the same basis in each of the previous five years.

[pursuant to his reply, 21 October 1982, c.204]: Intervention stocks in the European Community as at the latest dates for which the figures are readily available and at comparable dates in previous years were as follows:

Community Intervention Stocks

'000 tonnes

Commodity

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

Date for which stock level quoted

Butter172213191799612nd week in October
Skimmed milk powder1,0788823532313465852nd week in October
Wheat5836851,2553,1622,6714,1952nd week in October
Barley54153538278501,0902nd week in October
Rye3024574924573332882nd week in October
Durum255631521462477142nd week in October
Beef291235217214168104End August
Olive OilN/A1006386132176End September
Oilseeds1Nil06486End September