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Surplus Food Stocks

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the current volume and value of surplus food stocks (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) in the European Economic Community as a result of the common agricultural policy.

On 31 March intervention stocks of beef, breadwheat, butter and skimmed milk powder in the United Kingdom were 305,446 tonnes, valued at some £443 million using the buying-in prices valid on that date. The volume of Community stocks of these products and sugar at the latest available dates was 8,516,000 tonnes, but these are valued only once a year, on 30 November.