§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to his answer of 15 March 1985, Official Report, column 310, to the hon. Member for Great Grimsby concerning value added in agriculture, whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the value added figures for the United Kingdom for the years since 1982 and his forecast for 1987, together with (a) the estimated United Kingdom contribution to the EEC budget each year and (b) the total amount spent in the United Kingdom out of public funds on agriculture and agricultural support, including administrative overheads.
§ Mr. Brooke
The information requested is contained in the following table. The table gives figures for value-added in agriculture, the United Kingdom contribution to the EEC budget and the amount of public support to agriculture. The data is given only up to 1985 since data for 1986 is not yet available. The Government do not make forecasts for GDP in agriculture.783W
Value added in agriculture, the United Kingdom contribution to the EEC budget and public support to agriculture (a) Value added (b) United Kingdom contribution to the EEC budget (c) Public support to agriculture 1982 5,395 589 2,155 1983 5,373 832 2,424 1984 5,971 971 2,418 1985 5,485 831 2,890
(1) Value added in agriculture is the contribution to GDP, and covers agriculture, forestry and fishing. The figures show GDP before providing for depreciation but after providing for stock appreciation.
Source: United Kingdom National Accounts, 1986 Edition.
(2) The figures for the United Kingdom contribution to the EEC budget are the total net payments to European Community institutions (excluding overseas aid).
Source: Table 3.3 of volume II of the Government's expenditure plans 1987–88 to 1989–90 (Cm 56-II).
(3) Public support to agriculture is the total for agriculture, fisheries and food including territorial departments.
Source: Table 3.4 of volume II of the Government's expenditure Plans 1987–88 to 1989–90 (Cm 56-II).
(4) Figures in columns b and (c) refer to financial years so that under the heading 1982 is given expenditure for financial year 1982–83, etc.