To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give details of expenditure in 1986–87 and 1987–88 by the agricultural departments on agricultural grants and subsidies, excluding market regulation, under the common agricultural policy.
Details are given in the table of the outturn for 1986–87 and the latest forecast of outturn for 1987–88.
|Outturn 1986–87||Latest fore-cast of out-turn 1987–88|
|Support for capital and other improvements|
|Environmentally sensitive areas||—||3·6|
|Agriculture and Horticulture development scheme||45·3||43·1|
|Northern Ireland agricultural development programme||4·0||2·2|
|Agriculture and Horticulture grant scheme||25·6||1·9|
|Agriculture improvement scheme (EC)||7·5||29·8|
|Agriculture improvement scheme (National)||8·9||8·6|
|Support for agriculture in special areas|
|Hill livestock compensatory allowances||121·7||114·8|
|Additional benefit to farmers in special areas under AHDS, NIADP, AHGS, AIS(EC) and AIS(nat)||29·9||25·3|
|Milk outgoers scheme||9·5||10·9|
|Weather aid 1985||—||—|
|Sheep compensation scheme||4·3||1·0|
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will provide details of expenditure in 1986–87 and 1987–88 by the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce and the agricultural departments on market regulation under the common agricultural policy.
Details of the outturn for 1986–87 and the latest forecast of outturn for 1987–88 are as follows:
Latest forecast of outturn 1987–88
(i) Expenditure by the intervention board for agricultural produce
|Beef and Veal||229·7||243·0|
(ii) Expenditure by the agricultural departments
|Payments to milk producers giving up milk production||—||51·0|
|Milk Non-Marketing Premiums||—||—|
|Suckler Cow Premium Scheme||26·9||37·0|
|Annual premium on ewes||101·7||143·8|
|Small cereals producers||—||3·4|
Expenditure includes the beef and sheepmeat variable premium schemes (net of clawback for sheepmeat and charges on beef exported and sold into intervention), the premium schemes for the non-marketing of milk and the conversion of dairy herds, suckler cow premium scheme, annual premium on ewes, payments to producers giving up milk production, scheme to aid small cereal producers, refunds on imports and exports (net of levies), the school milk subsidy, and the net cost of buying commodities into intervention less proceeds from sales. It also takes account of certain receipts treated as negative expenditure, namely monetary compensatory amounts levied on intraCommunity trade and the co-responsibility levies on cereals and milk producers and supplementary levy on milk producers. Of the estimated outturn for 1987–88 £1,333.1 million is expected to be financed from the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund (EAGGF), the balance being financed from Exchequer funds. In 1986–87, £1,439–3 million was financed from EAGGF. Some of the expenditure shown above benefits consumers and trade interests rather than United Kingdom producers.