§ Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the total amount of wheat, beef and olive oil which is stockpiled: (i) in the United Kingdom and (ii) in the European Economic Community as a whole, in:(a) 1989, (b) 1984 and (c) 1979; and what was the total cost of storage and maintaining these for 1988.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
[pursuant to his reply, 6 July 1989, c. 242–44]: An error has occurred in my previous reply. The correct figures of the cost of storing and maintaining these stocks during 1988 was:
£ million5 European Community United Kingdom Cereals4 153 14 Beef 119 8 Olive oil 26 0 TOTAL 298 22 Footnotes: 4 Separate breakdown for wheat not available. 5 Expenditure charged to the 1988 budget relates to expenditure during the period November 1987 to 15 October 1988.