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Agriculture Expenditure

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the overall cost to the Exchequer of support to United Kingdom agriculture in each year since 1963–64 in actual and 1989–90 prices; and if he will show each figure as a percentage of gross domestic product.

The information is as follows:

(a)(b)(c)
United Kingdom expenditure on agriculture (£ million actual prices)United Kingdom expenditure on agriculture (£ million 1989–90 prices)United Kingdom expenditure on agriculture as percentage of GDP
1963–642942,6280·94
1964–652642,2590·77
1965–662381,9440·65
1966–672291,7950·59
1967–682621,9960·64
1968–692571,8630·58
1969–702681,8460·56
1970–712591,6500·49
1971–723231,8850·54
1972–732671,4410·40
1973–743921,9780·52
1974–754952,0860·55
1975–765121,7190·46
1976–773781,1210·29
1977–784601,1970·30
1978–;795371,2600·31
1979–806771,3610·32

(a)

(b)

(c)

United Kingdom expenditure on agriculture (£ million actual prices)

United Kingdom expenditure on agriculture (£ million 1989–90 prices)

United Kingdom expenditure on agriculture as percentage of GDP

1980–811,0121,7200·43
1981–829721,5060·37
1982–831,4332,0730·50
1983–841,7292,3900·56
1984–851,7122,2540·52
1985–862,1652,7020·60
1986–871,4491,7510·37
1987–881,6301,8680·38
1988–891,3801,4730·29
1989–901,2581,2580·24
1990–911,9101,7990·34
1991–921,9591,7290·34
1992–932,0661,7630·34

Sources:

1963–64 to 1985–86 from the UK Annual Reviews of Agriculture

1986–87 to 1992–93 (forecast) from Agriculture in the UK

UK GDP—CSO Economic Trends

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list (a) overall EC expenditure as a percentage of EC gross domestic product, (b) net EC expenditure on agriculture as a percentage of overall EC gross domestic product and (c) net United Kingdom expenditure on agriculture as a proportion of gross domestic product in each year since 1973.

The information is as follows:

(a)(b)(c)
EC General Budget expenditure as percentage EC GDPEC expenditure on agriculture (EAGGF Guarantee) as percentage EC GDPUK expenditure1 on agriculture as percentage UK GDP
19730·460·370·52
19740·430·310·55
19750·470·350·46
19760·530·390·29
19770·550·410·30
19780·680·490·31
19790·710·520·32
19800·710·500·43
19810·720·450·37
19820·760·450·50
19830·850·550·56
19840·870·590·52
19850·830·590·60
19860·980·620·37
19870·940·610·38
19881·010·680·29
19890·930·590·24
19900·930·570·34
19911·040·610·34
199221·170·660·34

Sources:

The Community Budget: The Facts in Figures, 1992 Edition The European Economy 1992

Eurostat Rapid Reports: Economy and Finance, 1993 No. 2 UK Annual Reviews and Agriculture in the UK

Economic Trends, Annual Supplement 1992 and June 1993

1 UK expenditure reflects UK financial years e.g. 1973 is April 1973-March 1974

2 1992 EC budget figures

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the overall cost of national and EC agricultural support in the United Kingdom as a cash figure and as a percentage of gross domestic product in 1960, 1970 and each year since 1980–81.

The information is as follows:

YearUK public expenditure on agriculture £ millionPercentage of GDP
1960–612631·00
1970–712590·49
1980–811,0120·43
1981–829720·37
1982–831,4330·50
1983–841,7290·56
1984–851,7120·52
1985–862,1650·60
1986–871,4490·37
1987–881,6300·38
1988–891,3800·29
1989–901,2580·24
1990–911,9100·34
1991–921,9590·34
1992–932,0660·34

Sources:

1960–61, 1970–71, 1980–81 to 1985–86 from the UK Annual Review of Agriculture

1986–87 to 1992–93 (forecast) from Agriculture in the UK

UK GDP—CSO Economic Trends