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Intervention And Assisted Private Storage (Stocks)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will provide a complete list of United Kingdom and European Community agricultural produce in public intervention and assisted private storage in England and the United Kingdom, respectively, the amount held and values at the latest available date.

[pursuant to the reply, Thursday 24 October 1985, c. 256]: The information requested is set out in the tables below. They set out the position at 30 September 1985. The values are calculated on the basis of the buying prices at that date. No values are provided for assisted private storage stocks since these are privately owned.

TABLE 1
Intervention stocks in England and in the United Kingdom
EnglandUnited Kingdom
CommodityTonnes£ million (approx)Tonnes£ million (approx)
Beef35,59586·569,000174·3
Feedwheat3,281,379369·53,361,664378·5
Barley1,364,354153·61,791,590201·7
Breadwheat19,386*2·319,386*2·3
Rye1150·0131150·013
Butter147,017277·9203,791385·2
Skimmed Milk Powder19,29520·740,80143·9
* Provisional figure.

Source:Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce.

TABLE 2

Assisted private storage stocks in England and the United Kingdom

England

United Kingdom

Commodity

Tonnes

Tonnes

Beef2,6847,907
Pigmeat845875
Butter9,11612,445

Source: Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce.