HC Deb 05 November 1991 vol 198 c78W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the organisations that his Ministry funded that promoted the marketing of agricultural produce giving the amount funded in each case in(a) 1980 and (b) 1990; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gummer

My Department contributes to a number of bodies concerned with marketing.

These contributions and the purposes concerned are shown for 1990–91 in respect of the main bodies. Information for 1980 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Food From Britain

£4.5 million to cover establishment costs and some marketing activities.

Meat and Livestock Commission

£240,000 to cover salaries and related costs.

Home-Grown Cereals Authority

£115,000 towards administrative expenses.

Potato Marketing Board

£300,000 for the provision of statistical information.