Mr. Austin Michell
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the annual cost to the United Kingdom for each of the last 10 years of EEC expenditure on agricultural support.
§ Mr. Jack
The Exchequer cost of agricultural support under EC schemes within the UK is set out in table 9.1 of the editions of the "Agriculture in UK" from 1988 to 1993, and for years prior to 1988 in table 9.1 of the Government White Paper, "The Annual Review of Agriculture". These publications have been deposited in the Library of the House of Commons. The 1994 edition of "Agriculture in the UK" will be published in March. The UK also contributes to the cost of EC agricultural support in other member states through our net contributions to the EC budget.