HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 cc429-30W
Mr. Janner

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will propose the use of EEC grain surplus to prevent rises in the cost of bread in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gummer

The wheat held in intervention in the United Kingdom is not of breadmaking quality. Millers in the United Kingdom have already made arrangements to obtain most of the grain they need for bread this season. If however, shortages of breadwheat do develop later in the season we will consider seeking the release of bread making wheat held in intervention elsewhere in the European Community.

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