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Beekeeping: Eu Support

Volume 590: debated on Thursday 18 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What financial assistance they have received or expect to receive from the European Commission to support beekeeping in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland. [HL2186]

The UK allocation of EU funds for year one of the scheme established under Council Regulation 1221/97 to improve the production and marketing of honey is 680,000 ecu (around £474,000). No payments will be received until after the end of the period to which the expenditure relates.Of this amount, 514,148 ecu (£358,391) relates to work in England, 95,676 ecu (£66,692) in Wales, 64,872 ecu (£45,220) in Scotland and 5,304 ecu (£3,697) in Northern Ireland. These figures reflect contributions to the UK national honey programme.