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European Community (Farm Prices)

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish in the Official Report the estimate of Commissioner Tugendhat given to the EEC Council of the additional cost to the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund of the recent increase in EEC farm prices.

At the meeting of the Council of Ministers (Agriculture) on 17th May Mr. Tugendhat spoke about this cost but did not give specific figures. The Commission's latest provisional estimate of the additional cost in 1977 arising from the increases in prices and related decisions is 270·5 million units of account (£112·7 million).