HC Deb 07 February 1985 vol 72 cc646-7W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much it costs to store a body of beef weighing 300 kg in the intervention cold store for six months; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

Intervention beef is held in commercial stores and information about unit costs is not given on grounds of commercial confidentiality. The overall cost of storing and handling intervention beef in the United Kingdom in 1983–84 was £5.2 million.