HC Deb 16 November 1989 vol 160 c416W
Mr. Key

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the tonnage for(a) the United Kingdom and (b) all European Community countries of intervention stocks of wheat in each of the past five years.

Mr. Curry

A note setting out the volume of stocks of agricultural commodities held in intervention and assisted private storage in(a) the United Kingdom and (b) the EC as a whole, is deposited in the Library of the House and is updated monthly. These notes show that the volume of wheat held in intervention on 31 December (or the nearest available date) in each of the past five years was as follows:

Total Wheat Stocks ('000 tonnes)
Year United Kingdom EC
1984 2,113 8,783
1985 3,674 10,026
1986 2,621 7,703
1987 561 2,909
1988 455 3,361

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