§ 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 Cereals 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.