§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Prime Minister if she will publish a table showing the level of financial support for the farming industry alongside that for other major industries.
§ The Prime Minister
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply that my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon, South (Sir W. Clark) on 2 March at columns518–520, which pointed out that in 1985, the latest year available, general Government expenditure in support of agriculture, forestry and fishing was £2,821 million compared with £2,432 million on manufacturing as a whole. A more detailed analysis could only be provided at disproportionate expense.