HL Deb 19 October 1992 vol 539 c69WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What amounts of food have been provided for relief, aid and development throughout the world from EC intervention stocks, in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and what quantities of the principal commodities remain in stock.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

EC food aid is purchased by the EC Commission. Most of it is drawn from the market. But, according to the European Commission,82,500 tonnes of intervention wheat will be purchased for emergency food aid for developing countries in 1992. Corresponding figures for 1990 and 1991 are nil and 250,000 tonnes respectively.

Tables listing the commodities held by the European Community in intervention and the most recent levels of each such commodity held in store are deposited in the Libraries of the House each month.