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European Agriculture Guidance And Guarantee Fund

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 31 March 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what sum the 19·4 per cent. of total expenditure disbursed by the European Community to projects in the United Kingdom under the European agriculture guidance and guarantee fund (guidance section) in 1981, given in the answer to the hon. Member for Flint, West (Sir A. Meyer) on 11 March, Official Report, column 473, represents; and what has been the United Kingdom's accumulated benefit from grants under the guidance section since 1973.

The percentage rate to which my hon. Friend refers relates to United Kingdom receipts from the guidance section of the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund amounting to £63 million in 1981. Of this sum £10 million came from project type schemes and £53 million from other common measures.The cumulative total of United Kingdom receipts from the guidance section from 1973 to 1981 inclusive amounts to £248 million, of which project-type schemes account for £58 million and other common measures £190 million.