§ Mr. Bishop
As to current levels of intervention stocks I would refer to the replies given to my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing, North (Mr. Molloy) on 6th May 1976 and to the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Marten) on 27th April 1976.—[Vol. 910, c.64 and 446.]
The rate of intake for beef into intervention in the United Kingdom has halved in the past month and is expected to reduce further. Offers of skimmed milk powder amount to about 1,500 tons per week.
Information about the rate of increase of stocks in other member States is not kept by my Department.