HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c266W
Dr. Hampson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will update the figures on the common agricultural policy given in his predecessor's answer to the then hon. Member for Billericay On 17 February 1983,Official Report, column 459.

Mr. MacGregor

Following the European Council agreement in February 1988, the rate of growth of agricultural market support spending is legally restricted to 74 per cent. of the rate of growth of Community gross national product and its proportion of the EC budget is forecast to fall to about 59 per cent. by 1992.