§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give the amount in pounds sterling spent on the common agricultural policy in 1991; what are the current forecasts of expenditure for 1992, 1993 and 1994; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gummer
The amount spent on the common agricultural policy in 1991 was £24,105 million1. The common agricultural policy budget for 1992 is £27,836 million1—which includes £697 million1 for the monetary reserve. It is not normal practice to forecast anticipated expenditure for subsequent years, which depend on decisions yet to be taken.
1 Converted at £:1.435 ecu.