HC Deb 13 June 1995 vol 261 c514W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what amount of financial support has been given by the European Community to the wine industry in each member state for the past five years; and what is the forecast of funding for each of the next three years. [28155]

Mr. Jack

Details of expenditure on the wine regime by the EU, broken down by member state, are contained in annexe 2 of the annual financial reports on the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund, guarantee section, copies of which have been deposited in the Library. The latest report available relates to 1993. Figures for the main wine-producing member states for 1994, taken from the draft annual financial report, are set out in the table.

Country £ million
Germany 6.1
Greece 29.2
Spain 290.6
France 176.5
Italy 365.5
Holland 2.5
Portugal 29.4
United Kingdom 0.8
EU Total 901.3

The common agricultural policy budget is drawn up one year in advance, and is set in relation to forecast expenditure throughout the EU, and not on the basis of allocations to individual member states. The current budget for 1995 is £843 million and for 1996, £913 million.

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