§ Mr. Lee
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in what circumstances Common Market intervention supplies are moved from one depot to another, other than for the purpose of facilitating their sale to consumers in the United Kingdom; and what was the cost of such inter-depot movements during 1977.
§ Mr. Bishop
The Intervention Board does not normally move intervention stocks from one store to another. Stocks could be moved because of the termination of a contract to store by the store operator. One such case occurred during 1977, involving the transfer of 2.5 tonnes of intervention beef from one store in Northern Ireland to another. All the expenses involved were borne by the operator concerned under the terms of the storage contract.