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Cereals And Beef (Intervention Stores)

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total tonnage of cereals and beef in intervention stores at the most recent date for which figures are available; and what was the comparable total five years ago.

At 31 March there were 4 million tonnes of cereals and 51,000 tonnes of beef in United Kingdom intervention stores. The corresponding quantities for 31 March 1980 were 400 tonnes of cereals and 15,000 tonnes of beef.