HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 c452W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the monthly value of food subsidies currently being received by Great Britain from the European Community.

Mr. Strang

There are various ways in which payments by the Community subsidise food prices in the United Kingdom. Payment of monetary compensatory amounts as import subsidies in the United Kingdom averaged £15 million a month in the three months ending 30th June, and in the same period the monthly Community contribution to our general butter subsidy averaged just over £1 million. Comparable figures are not available for payments made in other member States on their exports to us.