HL Deb 06 December 1989 vol 513 cc970-1WA
Lord Renton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will give details of expenditure in 1988–89 and 1989–90 by the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce and the agriculture departments on market regulation under the common agricultural policy.

Baroness Trumpington

Details are given below of the outturn for 1988–89 and the latest forecast of outturn for 1989–90.

£ million
1988–89 (Actual Outturn) 1989–90 (Forecast Outturn)
Cereals 210.1 87.9
Oilseeds 177.8 193.8
Sugar 118.8 96.7
Beef and Veal 149.5 59.2
Sheepmeat 133.2 98.1
Pigmeat 0.3 1.4
Milk Products 48.9 81.0
Processed Goods 45.6 38.1
Others 27.2 49.1
TOTAL 911.4 705.3
Repayment of cereals levies 2.2 46.5
Suckler Cow Premium Scheme 37.7 55.2
Annual Premium on Ewes 130.7 117.0
Payments to producers giving up some milk production 74.1 64.2
Beef Special Premium Scheme (Northern Ireland) 10.1
TOTAL 244.6 292.8
GRAND TOTAL 1,156.0 998.1

Some of the expenditure shown above benefits consumers and trade interests rather than United Kingdom producers.

The figures for the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce are net of various receipts treated as negative expenditure. Receipts from levies on the production and storage of sugar and isoglucose and on third country exports, which are regarded as Community Own Resources, are excluded.

Of the estimated outturn for 1989–90, £1,292–8 million is expected to be financed from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF); in 1988–89, £1,506-0 million was thus financed. However, because the United Kingdom is a net contributor to the European Community budget, the whole of this expenditure is attributable to the Exchequer. Receipts from the European Community do not always relate to expenditure in the period.

The individual figures may not add up to the totals, due to roundings.