HC Deb 21 April 1983 vol 41 c177W
28. Mr. Torney

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by how much the cost of agricultural support in the European Community in 1983 is likely to exceed that in 1982.

Mr. Peter Walker

In 1982 the outturn was about 1.3 billion ecu— about £730 million—below the original budget provision, but the Commission has now warned that a substantial supplementary budget will be needed in 1983, though it has not yet made a proposal.