HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 c189W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what have been the costs, both direct and indirect, to the United Kingdom taxpayer of operating a deficiency payments system for sheepmeat.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

Member states contribute to the Community's budget as a whole and not to individual common agricultural policy regimes. In 1982 the Community financed expenditure on sheepmeat premiums totalling about £140 million, of which £126 million was spent in the United Kingdom.

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