§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish a table showing the sale prices, in pence per pound, of the sales of food and wine agreed by the management committee since he last reported on these to the House.
§ Mr. MacGregor
At any one time CAP arrangements provide for a number of sales schemes from intervention and from the open market. These tend to follow established patterns, but the following sales to non-EC countries, agreed since I last replied to my hon. Friend on this subject on 8 November at column 155, have distinguishing features;
acreage of land which will be affected by the set-aside scheme in 1989; what reductions in the production of wheat will stem from the scheme; and what is his estimate of the sums to be expended by the United Kingdom Government and by the European Economic Council; respectively.
§ Mr. Ryder
We have received applications to set aside about 60,000 hectares of arable land in the United Kingdom in the current crop year, at an estimated cost of over £11 million in 1989–90. About 42 per cent. of this expenditure would be eligible for reimbursement from Community funds. It is too early to judge what the impact of set-aside will be on wheat or other arable crop production in this country.