§ Mr. Crawford
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the locations and total cubic capacity of cold store facilities in Scotland for beef in the context of the EEC intervention scheme.
§ Mr. William Ross
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 by commercial cold stores in the normal course of their business, subject to their meeting the required standards. There are at present 11 such approved commercial stores in Scotland.