§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the tonnages of intervention stocks held by the European Economic Community for the main agricultural products in public and private storage, respectively.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
The information requested is shown in the table below:
Quantities of Main Agricultural Products in European Community Intervention Stores and Aided Private Storage. Commodity Public Storage (thousand tonnes) Aided Private Storage Butter 8 220 Skimmed Milk Powder 314 — Cheese 5 56 Cereals (a) 4,466 — Wine — 17 (million hectolitres) Beef 194 (b) Pigmeat — 24 Olive Oil 132 —
(a) Cereals includes common wheat, durum wheat, barley and rye.
(b) A new scheme of private storage for beef has recently begun to operate and the Commission has not yet published any figures.
(c) Sugar eligible for storage refunds has not been included, because refunds relate to an orderly marketing, rather than to an intervention buying and storage, measure.