HC Deb 15 December 1986 vol 107 c366W
Mr. Gregory

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the number and value of horticulural grants for England and Wales made under the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund in 1985 and 1986, respectively.

Mr. Donald Thompson

The following is the latest information available. Farm capital grants to horticultural enterprises in England and Wales under Schemes qualifying for partial EAGGF reimbursement were:

Number of payments Value (£ million)
1984 1,275 3.4
1985 1,054 3.7

The EAGGF reimburses up to 25 per cent. of the total grant paid. The following grant payments were also made direct from the EAGGF for horticultural processing and marketing schemes:

Number of payments Value (£ million)
1985 8 0.322
1986 4 0.183

Launching aids paid to horticultural co-operatives with a maximum EAGGF reimbursement of 50 per cent. were:

Number of payments Value (£ million)
1985 24 0.987
19861 23 1.190
1 Estimate.