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European Guidance And Guarantee Fund

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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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 schemesPayments under common or special measuresTotal guidance section payments
United Kingdom receiptsUnited Kingdom share of totalUnited Kingdom receiptsUnited Kingdom share of totalUnited Kingdom receiptsUnited Kingdom share of total
£ millionper cent.£ millionper cent.£ millionper cent.
1973nilnilnil
1974nil0·30·20·30·04
19753·23·96·629·09·89·4
19769·510·617·537·827·019·9
197714·711·428·043·442·822·1
19788·07·718·817·126·812·5
19797·06·534·722·241·715·8
198015·69·248·624·664·217·5
Project-type measures include grants for marketing and processing projects. Common and special measures include, in particular, hill livestock compensatory allowances, the farm and horticulture development scheme, the dairy herd conversion scheme and the milk non-marketing and conversion premium scheme.