§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of all farming incomes in(a) the United Kingdom and (b) the EC has been made up by subsidies in each year since 1990; and what is her estimate for each of the next three years.
§ Mr. Jack
Total income from farming is a net figure arrived at by subtracting gross input from gross output, of which subsidy payments are a part, and then taking into account land and labour costs, depreciation and interest charges. The table below expresses CAP expenditure as a percentage of farmers' total output for both the United Kingdom and the European Union. National payments to farmers by other member states are not readily available and so, to make comparisons meaningful, such payments are not included in the United Kingdom figures. Estimates for future years are not available.
1991 per cent. 1992 per cent. 1993 per cent. United Kingdom1 12 12 18 European Union2 16 16 n/a n/a=Not available.
Source:1Tables 6.1 (calendar years) and 9.1 (financial years) of agriculture in the United Kingdom 1993.