HC Deb 23 January 1975 vol 884 cc429-30W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied that the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation has adequate funds to meet the demands upon it; and if he is prepared to enlarge the sums available.

Mr. Bishop

The Agricultural Mortgage Corporation raises funds from the market as and when they are required to meet new borrowing demands. The corporation

were met by net imports in the period January to September 1974, the latest date for which figures are available, were:

Beef and veal 21 per cent.
Mutton and lamb 54 per cent.
Pork 1 per cent.
Bacon and ham 53 per cent.