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Public Companies (Agricultural Production)

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information he has as to how many public companies are engaged wholly or mainly in agricultural production; and whether his Department reviews their profitability in the course of its investigations into farm costs and incomes.

Hill livestock compensatory allowances; annual premium on ewes; guidance premium; suckler cow premium; payments made under milk non-marketing schemes; other miscellaneous grants and subsidies.

Details of public expenditure under the common agricultural policy and on national grants and subsidies appear at table 28 of the "Annual Review of Agriculture 1985" White Paper (Cmnd. 9423).