§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, pursuant to his answer of 25 February, Official Report, column 260, he (a) has now or (b) plans to have available in the future any breakdown of the distribution of European Community butter and beef; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Ryedale (Mrs. Shields) Official Report, 25 February, column 260, why he does not have figures of the geographical distribution of free EEC butter and beef; and if he will take steps to obtain this information.
§ Mr. Gummer
[pursuant to his reply, 5 March 1987, c. 682]Figures are available to me showing, for each intervention storage location and charitable organisation, tonnages authorised for release and physically removed during particular periods. There are no central figures of actual distributions by geographical area, nor are there plans to compile this information because the costs to charitable organisations and to my Department would be disproportionate to the benefits.