§ Mr. Crawford
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the locations and total cubic capacity of cold store facilities in England for beef in the context of the EEC intervention scheme.
§ Mr. Bishop
The Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce, which is responsible for intervention arrangements for beef in the United Kingdom, makes use, as necessary, of facilities provided 369W by commercial cold stores in the normal course of their business subject to their meeting the required standards. There are at present 72 such approved commercial stores in England and Wales.