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Wheat And Barley (Intervention Stocks)

Volume 77: debated on Wednesday 24 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to increase storage capacity for wheat and barley taken in intervention after the next harvest.

The Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce normally reserves storage space as the need for it is established. The board is currently inviting tenders for storage space additional to that already under contract for intervention grain for the early part of the 1985–86 season.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the number of tonnes of wheat and barley, in addition to what is already in store, which can be taken into store by the Intervention Board in stores it already has.

There is space at present for a further 58,000 tonnes of barley and 203,000 tonnes of wheat in intervention stores in Great Britain.