HC Deb 21 June 1972 vol 839 c455
15. Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of the cereal crop grown in Scotland can be stored on farms by the growers.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

My information is that at least three-quarters of the Scottish cereal crop can be stored on farms by the growers.

Sir J. Gilmour

Does my right hon. Friend agree that in view of the change in cereal marketing which will come next year on joining the Common Market, adequate provision of storage facilities is essential if the price of grain in the early part of this year is not to fall disastrously?

Mr. Campbell

I agree that the question of storage is important. We do not have information about storage facilities in individual farms but we are aware of the general capacity.