HC Deb 11 January 2000 vol 342 cc155-7W
Mr. Key

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total value of approved payments to Wiltshire farmers for(a) the 1998 calendar year and (b) the 1989–99 financial year; and if he will list by value

(1) The rates for the purchase of intervention commodities for the 1999 marketing year are:
Beef euro 3,475 per tonne (this is the intervention price but the maximum buying in price is determined by reference to market prices and tenders submitted)
Cereals euro 119.5 per tonne (rising by monthly increments between November and May to a maximum of euro 126.9 per tonne)
Butter euro 2,953.8 per tonne (maximum buying in price—amount paid dependent on tender)
Skimmed Milk Powder euro 2,055.2 per tonne
(2) The rates for Private Storage Aid are:
Pigmeat euro 463 per tonne (maximum)
Sheepmeat euro 1,400 per tonne
(3) In addition farmers also benefit indirectly from the following trader-based schemes designed to support the agriculture market
Liquid Skimmed Milk for Stockfeed euro 58 per tonne
Skimmed Milk Powder for Animal Feed euro 715.1 per tonne
School Milk Subsidy:
(wholemilk) euro 29.44 per 100kg
(Skimmed Milk) euro 18.58 per 100 kg
Casein Production Subsidy euro 6.42 per 100kg of Skimmed Milk
NPO Butter euro 105 per 100kg
Butter for Manufacture rate of aid varies depending on fat content of butter
Aid rate for 80% fat butter between euro 880–920 per tonne
82% fat butter euro 910–950 per tonne
Cream euro 380–400 per tonne
Flax euro 815.86 per HA
Hemp euro 662.88 per HA
Dehydrated Fodder euro 68.83 per tonne
Fruit and Vegetable Withdrawals:
Cauliflowers euro 8.38 per 100kg
Apples euro 9.94 per 100kg
Pears euro 9.46 per 100kg

to Wiltshire farmers CAP schemes supporting market prices but which do not involve payments made directly to them. [102899]

Mr. Morley

[holding answer 20 December 1999]: The total value of approved payments to Wiltshire farmers for the 1998 calendar year and the 1998–99 financial year is as follows:

1998 Calendar 1998–99 Financial
Arable Area Payments Scheme 32,116 32,700
Environmentally Sensitive Area 309 376
Sheep Annual Premium Scheme 1,400 1,348
Suckler Cow Premium Scheme 2,254 2,288
Farm Woodland Premium Scheme 180 181
Farm Woodland Scheme 75 75
Organic Aid Scheme 116 140
Nitrate Sensitive Area 42 42
Countryside Stewardship Scheme 612 576
Habitat 156 156
Countryside Access Scheme 2 2
Beef Special Premium Scheme 3,572 3,661
40,834 41,545
CAP schemes supporting market prices which benefit UK farmers but do not involve payments made directly to them are as follows. It is not possible to record the impact of these support measures on a county basis.

Fruit and Vegetable Operational Programme
Assistance is payable at 50 per cent. of actual approved expenditure, subject to an annual ceiling set between 2.5–4.5 per cent. of the producer organisation's marketed production
Starch euro 52.66 per tonne
Grape Must:
British Wine euro 0.2379 per kg
Home Wine Kits euro 0.3103 per kg
Hops euro 480/hectare
Cereals Range euro 14.37–17.27 per Quintal
Oilseeds Range euro 20.53–28.38 per Quintal
Grasses Range euro 19.20–83.56 per Quintal
Leguminous Plants Range euro 75.11 per Quintal
Sugar in Chemical
Industry euro 459.16 per tonne
Sugar Storage Costs euro 3.30 per tonne
Cane Refining Scheme euro 29.20 per tonne


All rates are paid in £ sterling using the Euro Conversion Rate (ECR) in force on the operative date