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Farm Grants (Brecon And Radnor)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate the number of farmers in the parliamentary constituency of Brecon and Radnor who have (a) applied for grant under the variable beef premium scheme and (b) have had their application granted in each year since 1979.

Payments to Welsh producers under the beef variable premium scheme are as follows:

Marketing yearNumber of animals certified (Wales)Total premium paid (£ million)
1980–81110,6594·2
1981–8291,0700·42
1982–8398,7561·61
1983–84116,2214·9
1984–85121,1244·67
Separate figures for the parliamentary constituency of Brecon and Radnor and for the number of individual producers involved are not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate the number of farmers in the parliamentary constituency of Brecon and Radnor who have (a) applied for grant or subsidy and (b) received grant or subsidy under the European Economic Community sheepmeat regime in each year since 1979.

Payments to Welsh producers under the EC sheepmeat regime are as follows:

1. Sheep variable premium scheme
Marketing yearNumber of animals certified (Wales)Total premium paid (£ million)
1980–812,298,1907·5
1981–822,383,30712·6
1982–832,489,96925·4
1983–842,564,45430·5
1984–852,676,85921·4
2. Sheep annual premium scheme
Marketing yearNumber of claims paidTotal paid (£ million)
1980–8115,6552·5
1981–8215,6655·2
1982–8315,58310·3
1983–8415,58626·3
1984–85*11,9546·1
* To 31 May 1985
Separate figures for the parliamentary constituency of Brecon and Radnor and for the number of individual producers are not available.