§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will indicate the locations of European Economic Community intervention stocks held in the north-west region of England.475W
§ Mr. Jopling
The locations of EEC intervention stores in the north-west region comprising the counties of Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cumbria and Greater Manchester are:
Cereals Widnes Birkenhead Butter Beef Chester Liverpool Fleetwood Salford Heywood St. Helens Liverpool Warrington Manchester Preston Skimmed Milk Powder Rochdale Bootle Salford Cockermouth St. Helens Kirkby Warrington St. Helens Wigan Warrington
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