HL Deb 20 June 1996 vol 573 c37WA
Lord Wade of Chorlton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When it is expected that the first exports of beef now in intervention will take place.

Lord Lucas

The decision to offer intervention beef for sale for export rests with the European Commission. We do not expect such a decision in the short term, in particular whilst significant quantities of beef are being purchased into intervention. The export of UK stored intervention beef is currently prohibited by Commission Decision 96/239/EC.