§ Mr. Wray
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will devise ways to distribute the European Economic Community butter and beef surpluses to pensioners and the unemployed from post offices, leaving voluntary agencies to distribute these surpluses to the disabled and housebound, and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gummer
[holding answer 26 November 1987]: The European Commision has proposed to the Council a permanent scheme for the distribution of food from intervention stocks to the most needy. The Council has not yet taken a decision and so I am not yet able to go into further detail.