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Cereals

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 18 June 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will give a list of the privately owned stores in Lincolnshire where the intervention board has arranged to hold wheat at any time in the last 12 months for more than seven days.

During the last 12 months stocks of intervention wheat have been held in the following commercial stores in Lincolnshire:

  • Ancaster
  • Boston
  • Colsterworth
  • Gainsborough (2)
  • Grantham
  • Heighington
  • Horncastle
  • Ingham
  • Lincoln (2)
  • Navenby
  • Skegness
  • Sleaford
  • Swinderby

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many tonnes of wheat are held by the intervention board at the last convenient date.

On 31 May there were 3·2 million tonnes of wheat in intervention stores in the United Kingdom.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the maximum number of tonnes of (a) wheat, (b) barley and (c) other cereals held by the intervention board in privately owned stores.

Maximum intervention stocks of wheat, barley and rye, respectively, held in commercial stores in the United Kingdom, have been 2·9 million tonnes (May 1985), 900,000 tonnes (January 1983) and 300 tonnes (February 1981).