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Grants And Subsidies

Volume 181: debated on Wednesday 28 November 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give details of expenditure in 1989–90 and 1990–91 by the Agriculture Departments on agricultural grants and subsidies excluding market regulation under the common agricultural policy.

Details are given in the following table of the outturn for 1989–90 and the latest forecast of outturn for 1990–91.

£ million
1989–90 (Actual outturn)1990–91 (Forecast outturn)
Price guarantees
Assistance to the egg industry0·1
Support for capital and other improvements
Farm and conservation grant scheme (EC)0·44·8
Agriculture improvement scheme (EC)24·018·7
Agriculture and horticulture development scheme15·112·3
Farm structures0·30·2
Agriculture and horticulture grant scheme0·1
Agriculture improvement scheme (National)7·21·3
Northern Ireland agricultural development programme2·64·3
Farm woodland scheme0·31·3
Farm and conservation grant scheme (National)11·531·6
Guidance premiums0·30·1
Farm accounts0·20·2
Environmentally sensitive areas8·610·6
£ million
1989·90 (Actual outturn)1990·91 (Forecast outturn)
Support for agriculture in special areas
Hill livestock compensatory allowances122·4127·6
Additional benefit under AHDS, NIADP, AHGS, AIS(EC), AIS (National), FCGS (EC) and FCGS (National)20·119·6
Other payments
Set-aside scheme9·821·6
Milk outgoers scheme4·70·7
Crofting building grants and loans (net)2·73·2
Sheep compensation scheme 19860·40·3
Storm damage recovery scheme 19870·1
Cooperation grants1·21·7
Farm diversification:
Capital grants2·34·2
Marketing and feasibility grants0·4
Pilot nitrate sensitive areas scheme0·3
GRAND TOTAL245·4294·4
Some of this expenditure attracts contributions from the European Community. These are mainly received in the following year. In 1990–91, £60 million is expected to be received from the fund compared with £53 million in 1989–90.The individual figures may not add up to the totals shown due to roundings.