§ Lord Melchett
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How much in 1982 prices was paid to farmers and landowners through all capital agricultural grant schemes in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
Public expenditure in the United Kingdom under the common agricultural policy (CAP) and on national grants and subsidies is published in Table 25 of the Annual Review of Agriculture. Totals for the last five years are as follows:
£ million 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 94.9 118.8 173.3 212.0 217.4
The figure for 1981–82 updates the forecast given in the most recent Annual Review White Paper (Cmnd. 8491).
These figures are in cash terms and are not available in 1982 prices.