HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 c64W
Mr. Marten

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the level of food surpluses held by Common Market intervention.

Mr. Bishop

According to the latest information available, the following quantities are currently held in official intervention stocks within the Community:

Metric tones
Wheat 1,824,000
Durum wheat 317,000
Rye 192,000
Barley 532,000
Milk products
Butter 117,186
Skimmed milk powder 1,189,677
*Cheese 14,570
Beef 220,000
Olive oil 66,000
Oilseed (rape seed) 6,000
*The figure for cheese relates only to Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano which are the only types of cheese brought in by the intervention agencies in Italy.