Mr. Andy Stewart
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give details of the expenditure in 1985–86 and 1986–87 by Her Majesty's Government on agricultural grants and subsidies excluding market regulation under the common agricultural policy.
§ Mr. Jopling
Details of the outturn for 1985–86 and the latest forecast of outturn for 1986–87 are as follows:111W
Outturn 1985–86 £ million Latest forecast of outturn 1986–87 £ million Support for agriculture in special areas Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowances 104.9 116.5 Additional benefit to farmers in special areas under 26.8 19.7 AHDS, NIADP, AHGS, AIS(EC) and AIS(nat) Others 6.2 4.7 137.9 140.9 Other payments Milk Outgoers Scheme 9.6 9.5 Emergency relief 1985 16.7 — Sheep Compensation Scheme 1986 — 4.9 26.3 14.4 GRAND TOTAL 320.1 281.6
Some of this expenditure attracts contributions from the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund. These are mainly received in the following year. In 1986–87 £42.4 million is expected to be received from the fund compared with £52.4 million in 1985–86.
The individual figures may not add up to the totals shown due to roundings.
§ Mr. Marland
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will provide details of the expenditure in 1985–86 and 1986–87 by the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce and Her Majesty's Government on market regulation under the common agricultural policy.
§ Mr. Jopling
Details of the outturn for 1985–86 and the latest forecast of outturn for 1986–87 are as follows:
Outturn 1985–86 £ million Latest forecast of outturn 1986–87 £ million (i) Expenditure by the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce Cereals 654.0 136.2 Beef and veal 328.3 274.3 Pigmeat -1.2 -1.7 Sugar 83.9 127.9 Processed goods 40.9 40.9 Milk products 353.7 302.2 Oil seeds 88.6 105.9 Sheepmeat 110.0 101.8 Others 24.3 17.1 1,682.5 1,104.7 (ii) Expenditure by the agricultural departments Milk non-marketing premiums 2.6 0.1 Suckler cow premium scheme 26.9 27.7 Annual premium on ewes 128.2 163.3 157.7 191.1 Grand total 1,840.2 1,295.8
Expenditure includes the beef and sheepmeat variable premium schemes (net of clawback for sheepmeat and charges on beef exported and sold into intervention), the premium schemes for the non-marketing of milk and the conversion of dairy herds, suckler cow premium scheme, annual premium on ewes, refunds on imports and exports 112W (net of levies), the school milk subsidies, and the net cost of buying commodities into intervention less proceeds from sales. It also takes account of certain receipts treated as negative expenditure, namely, monetary compensatory amounts levied on intra-Community trade and the co-responsibility levies on cereals and milk producers and supplementary levy on milk producers. Of the estimated outturn for 1986–87, £1,288.8 million is expected to be financed from the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund (EAGGF), the balance being financed from Exchequer funds. In 1985–86, £1,230.0 million was financed from EAGGF. Some of the expenditure benefits consumers and trade interests rather than United Kingdom producers.