§ 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.
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.