§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what was the level of butter stored in intervention on the latest available date in Norfolk; and what was the comparable figure on the same date in 1979, 1984 and 1985, respectively;
(2) what was the level of grain stored in intervention, and what were the storage points in Norfolk on 1 January or on the latest available date; and what was the comparable figure on the same date in 1979, 1984 and 1985, respectively.
§ Mr. Gummer
The following stocks of intervention butter and grain were stored in Norfolk on 1 January 1987. The stocks at the beginning of 1984 and 1985 were given on 29 January 1986,Official Report, column 537. Records of storage locations in 1979 are no longer available.
tonnes Butter King's Lynn 3,486 Thetford 1,517 Grain Wisbech 42,161 Downham Market 11,426 Methwold 9,841 Stoke Ferry 14,985 Trafford 9,838 King's Lynn 3,007 New Forge 64,756 Great Massingham 4,225 Shipdham 14,155 Walsingham 7,039 Fakenham 11,823 Foulsham 16,533 Aylesham 9,942 Rackheath 8,476 Snetterton 22,664 Fersfield 18,828 Bressingham 10,943 Diss 11,972
§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the present extent of overhang of beet intervention stocks; how this compares with the situation at this time in 1986; and what are the prospects for 1987.774W