§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total expenditure on structural and support measures in the common agricultural policy in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what is the total British contribution to the common agricultural policy.
§ Mr. Curry
Total expenditure in the European Community on structural and support measures under the common agricultural policy was 28.9 billion ECU (£19.6 billion) in 1988. This was about 65 per cent, of the total EC budget. The United Kingdom's net contribution to the EC budget in 1988 was £1.36 billion.