asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list for each year since 1973 the total expenditure on each farm product for the European Economic Community as a whole under the common agricultural policy.
The following table sets out the expenditure on each farm product under the guarantee section of the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund from 1973 to 1984. CAP expenditure incurred under the guidance section of the fund is normally not related to specific farm products.for the EC as a whole and as a percentage of the total EC expenditure, and the United Kingdom's gross and net contributions in each of the years.
The table sets out the information requested:
Total CAP expenditure
CAP as percentage of total EC expenditure
UK gross contribution
UK net contribution
* Net receipt.
1973–1983 CAP details from EC Commission Financial Reports and Court of Auditors Reports. 1984 from EC Supplementary and Amending Budget.