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Intervention Stocks

Volume 77: debated on Wednesday 24 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the percentage increase or decrease in the intervention stocks of the European Economic Community, both in public and private stores, over the past 12 months in the particular cases of cereals, butter, powdered milk, beef and sugar, respectively.

[pursuant to his reply, 23 April, 1985, c. 387.]: The figures requested are as follows:

Percentage Change in EC Stocks (March 1984 to March 1985 (per cent.))
Public InterventionPrivate Storage
Cereals+121
Butter−6·8*
Skimmed Milk Powder−45·7
Beef+74·1+704·2
Sugar*
Notes:
* 1984 figure was zero.
Public intervention figures relate to percentage increase in stocks from February 1984 to February 1985; private storage figures relate to percentage increase in stocks from January 1984 to January 1985.
No assisted private storage schemes exist for these products.