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European Community (Agricultural Support)

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 31 March 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish in the Official Report, in the manner of his written answer of 28 October 1980, Official Report, columns 248–52, tables showing (a) estimated expenditure of the European Economic Community agricultural guarantee section for 1981 and 1982, respectively and (b) the estimated quantities of each commodity exported to third countries.

[pursuant to his reply, 23 March 1982, c. 343]: Tables 1 and 2 analyse EAGGF guarantee section expenditure in 1981 and the budget appropriations for 1982. I regret that information is not readily available on the quantities of each commodity exported with the help of export refunds.

mecu(£ million)
Adjustment for closure of 1974 and 1975 accounts-161-90
GRAND TOTAL10,9806,131

Export Refunds

Internal Disposal Subsidies

Public Intervention Buying

Private Storage Aids

Others (inc. agricultural production subsidies and co-responsibility levies)



(£ million)


(£ million)

mecu >

(£ million)


(£ million)


(£ million)


'£ million)


Accession and Monetary Compensatory Amounts Relating to the Farm Budget


£ million

Intra Community Trade9348
Extra Community Trade18597
GRAND TOTAL13,7037,174

Notes to Tables 1 and 2:

(a) Sources:

1981: Estimated outturn figures supplied by EC Commission.
1982: General Budget of the European Communities.

(b) Conversion rates:

1981: £1 = 1·791 ECU
1982: £1 = 1·91 ECU

(c) Figures for 1982 include amounts included in the reserve in chapter 100.

(d) Public intervention buying includes withdrawals by producer groups for fruit and vegetables and fish. It is not possible to distinguish that part of the cost of public intervention buying and withdrawals that relates to sales below the purchase price.

(e) The storage payments for sugar shown under private storage aids are financed by the industry through a storage levy.

(f) Figures include expenditure on fish.