HC Deb 20 February 1975 vol 886 c449W
19. Mr. Ernest G. Perry

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether the Government will now cease intervention buying of food products in order to maintain high prices.

Mr. Strang

No. There are no cereals or butter in intervention stocks in the United Kingdom. For beef we have just negotiated a support arrangement for beef which depends primarily on variable premia rather than on intervention buying.