HC Deb 10 December 1987 vol 124 cc255-6W
Mr. Bradley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the final figures of the amounts of food distributed in the United Kingdom under the free food for the needy scheme, broken down by region and by commodity.

Mr. MacGregor: The information is as follows:

A. Products released from intervention stores; final figures (regional breakdown by location of store)
England and Wales 8,959.2
Scotland 1,571.0
Northern Ireland 3,093.5
Total 13,623.7
England and Wales 336.602

proceedings, bearing on topics mentioned by the hon. Member. The group's purpose in issuing material of this kind is to provide information and guidance to local authority social work departments which, since reorganisation in May 1975, have exercised responsibility for developing regional policies and service patterns, and to other social work agencies.