§ Mr. English
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he can say what expansion of beet acreage is scheduled to take place in the enlarged EEC in the 1973–74 crop year.
§ Mr. Godber
The latest estimates of the area planted with sugar beet in the member States of the enlarged Community indicate an increase of 6.7 per cent. in area for 1973–74 compared with 1972–73. (Source: F. O. Licht's International Sugar Report.)
§ EEC (Agricultural Guarantees) Mr. Shore
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much was spent, in million units of account, on the guarantee section of FEOGA in each year since 1968–69; and whether he will list, separately, expenditure on each of the main commodities, showing the amounts involved for market intervention and for export subsidies.
§ Mr. Godber
For 1970 and 1971 the information is given in the expenditure columns of the Community budgets for 1972 and 1973 (OJ, 15th year, Nos. L202 and L307). Similar information for 1972 will be published in the autumn with the draft budget for 1974. Some information regarding payments attributable to the budgets of 1971 and 1972 was published in reply to a question in the European Parliament by Mr. Martens on 16th February last (OJ, Volume 16, No. C47). Copies of the relevant issues of the Official Journal are available in the Library.