HC Deb 10 February 2000 vol 344 c287W
24. Mr. Flight

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total amount of financial support provided to farmers by the Government in the most recent year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [107906]

Ms Quin

The total value of EU and UK Exchequer funded subsidies for farming paid in the UK in 1997–98 was £3,582.8 million. This includes market support measures which are not paid directly to farmers, but which benefit them indirectly.