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Price Guarantees (Expenditure)

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give

Latest estimate of outturn 1979–80Actual outturn 1978–79
£million£million
I. PRICE GUARANTEES*
Sheep3·30·1
Wool
Potatoes9·123·0
TOTAL I12·423·1
II. OTHER GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES£ million£ million
Dairy herd conversion scheme0·13·4
Guidance premiums for beef and sheepmeat14·410·1
Calves6·8
Milk non-marketing premiums15·4 7·1
Farm and horticulture development scheme84·145·5
Farm accounts1·60·6
Farm structure0·80·8
Farm capital grant scheme77·959·7
Co-operation grants scheme1·91·1
Grants for horticulture (national schemes)4·03·4
Hill livestock compensatory allowances94·036·5
Additional benefit to farmers in special areas under FCGS and FHDS14·88·9
Brucellosis eradication incentives9·48·6
Others1·71·1
TOTAL II320·1193·6
GRAND TOTAL332·5‡216·7
* Expenditure under the milk guarantee arrangements which terminated on 31 December 1977 is attributed to food subsidies.
† Some of this expenditure attracts contributions from the European Guidance and Guarantee Fund. These are mainly received in the following year. In 1979–80 £43·9 million is expected to be received from the Fund as compared with £24·1 million in 1978–79.
‡ The estimate for 1979–80 includes £32·1 million deferred from 1978–79 as a result of industrial action.