§ Mr. Davidson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many tonnes of beef and butter were supplied to pensioners and those on benefits throughout the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Jack
In the United Kingdom, the following amounts of produce were distributed to eligible groups, including those pensioners that meet the qualifying criteria, under the EC surplus food scheme:
Butter (tonnes) Beef (tonnes) 1989–90 3,000 3,000 1990–91 3,800 3,000 1991–92 3,800 3,000 1992–93 3,700 3,000
For 1993–94, 12,200 tonnes of beef is being made available.