HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 c604W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proportion of the total United Kingdom agricultural budget is accounted for annually by agri-environmental measures.

Mr. Jack

Forecast United Kingdom expenditure on agri-environment payments is £32.3 million in 1993–94 which represents approximately 1 per cent. of forecast expenditure on all forms of support for agriculture in the United Kingdom in 1993–94. United Kingdom expenditure on agri-environmental payments is planned to rise to over £100 million in 1995–96.