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Guidance And Guarantee Fund

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the totals of funds granted to the United Kingdom from the guidance section of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund from 1973 to the latest convenient date and separately in the last financial year; and of these totals what sums have been made available for projects in Norfolk.

Grants awarded from the guidance section of the EAGGF on individual projects to be carried out in the United Kingdom under Regulation (EEC) 17/64 amounted to £52,861,891 for the years 1973 to 1977 inclusive and £11,398,654 in 1977. Projects to be carried out in Norfolk attracted £334,993 and £264,393 respectively.No EAGGF grants are awarded on common and special measures: the financial assistance provided by the Community for these represents part or full reimbursement, as appropriate, of grants paid by member States under a variety of nationally-operated EEC schemes some of which are confined to hill areas. The amount of reimbursement claimed by the United Kingdom from the guidance section of the EAGGF was £58,232,959 for the years 1973 to 1977 inclusive and £20,733,302 for 1977. The reimbursement claimed for Norfolk—excluding the non-marketing of milk scheme and the provision of socio-economic guidance for the benefit of persons engaged in agriculture under Title I of Directive 72/161/EEC, for which details are not readily available—was £244,781 and £114,146 respectively.