HC Deb 13 July 1989 vol 156 c612W
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
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.

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