§ Mr. Nicholson
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much money has been paid to the Wales Agricultural Organisation Society in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Grants paid to the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society in each of the past five years are listed. Currently these funds represent about 40 per cent. of the society's total expenditure, the remainder coming from members' subscriptions, fees and miscellaneous income.
Year ended 31 March £ 1980–81 76,020 1981–82 85,776 1982–83 96,000 1983–84 85,000 1984–85 89,250
Note: Funds were advanced under an Agency agreement with the Central Council for Agricultural and Horticultural Co-operation until March 1983, this Agreement was then taken over by Food from Britain.