HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 cc160-1W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what will be the cost in(a) 1995 and (b) 1996 in the increase in set-aside compensation for cereal growers by 12 ecu per tonne, agreed in May 1993 by EC Agriculture Ministers. [15792]

Mr. Jack

Based on expected uptake of the arable scheme and on the exchange rate in place today, it is estimated that the additional cost will be approximately £43 million in both 1995 and 1996.