HC Deb 23 October 2000 vol 355 c95W
Joan Ruddock

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what the total spending by his Department in support of organic farming will be in 2000–01, 2001–02 and 2002–03. [133479]

Mr. Morley

[holding answer 28 July 2000]: In respect of organic conversion aid to farmers, we have set aside £12 million for 2000–01, £18 million for 2001–02 and £20 million for 2002–03. The budget for research and development in the organic sector is £2.1 million for each of the three years.