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Free Food

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 10 December 1987

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the final figures of the amounts of food distributed in the United Kingdom under the free food for the needy scheme, broken down by region and by commodity.Mr. MacGregor: The information is as follows:

A. Products released from intervention stores; final figures (regional breakdown by location of store)
England and Wales8,959·2
Northern Ireland3,093·5
England and Wales336·602

proceedings, bearing on topics mentioned by the hon. Member. The group's purpose in issuing material of this kind is to provide information and guidance to local authority social work departments which, since reorganisation in May 1975, have exercised responsibility for developing regional policies and service patterns, and to other social work agencies.