HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c221W
12. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what changes in the proportions of agricultural expenditure in the United Kingdom which are financed by the European Economic Community will result as the outcome of the recent negotiations in the European Economic Community on farm prices for the coming financial year.

Mr. Peter Walker

Our initial estimates are that for 1981–2 the price settlement together with the EMS realignment will increase the proportion of agricultural expenditure financed by the Community by about 2½–3 percentage points.