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Ec (Agricultural Expenditure)

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the actual European Economic Community spending on agriculture in 1983 and 1984; what was the authorised total for 1985; what is the estimated total for 1986; and what percentage of each total relates to the destruction, dumping or storage of surpluses of food and wine.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of European Economic Community spending was devoted to agriculture in 1983 and 1984; and what percentage was authorised for 1985 and planned for 1986.

Expenditure on the common agricultural policy as a percentage of the total Community budget between 1983 and 1986 is as follows:

Per cent.

198368·5
198473·1
1985 budget73·0
1986 draft draft budget68·5

Sources: EC Commission Financial Reports and Court of Auditors Reports. 1985 Budget and 1986 Draft Budget.