HC Deb 22 October 1987 vol 120 c889W
27. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will consider repeating the free distribution of dairy products to those in need.

Mr. Gummer

The Commission has proposed to the Council of Ministers a permanent free food scheme to start in 1988, providing for distribution of products held in intervention stores to the most needy. The Council has not yet taken a decision. Meanwhile, I am exploring with charities the scope which there would be for release under the proposed arrangements of butter and beef from intervention stores in the United Kingdom.

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