asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much has been received in grants from the European agriculture guidance and guarantee fund (guidance section) in each year since 1973; what proportion of total disbursements from this section of the fund these represented; and if he will provide a regional breakdown of the sums received.
Total United Kingdom receipts from the guidance section of the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund, and the United Kingdom share of total payments, are shown in the following table. I regret that a regional breakdown cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate costs.
|Grants under project-type schemes||Payments under common or special measures||Total guidance section payments|
|United Kingdom receipts||United Kingdom share of total||United Kingdom receipts||United Kingdom share of total||United Kingdom receipts||United Kingdom share of total|
|£ million||per cent.||£ million||per cent.||£ million||per cent.|