Dáil Éireann - Volume 373 - 24 June, 1987
Written Answers. - Common Agricultural Policy.
Mr. Clohessy Mr. Clohessy
13. Mr. Clohessy asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if, in recent times Ireland has benefited to a lesser extent from the Common Agricultural Policy than most other member states; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy) Michael O'Kennedy
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): On a per capita basis, the share of the Community Budget for the Common Agricultural Policy which accrues to Ireland has, in recent years, continued to exceed that for any other member state. In addition because of the relatively greater importance of agricultural trade to Ireland, we continue to benefit more than most other member states from the free access to the comparatively high priced Community markets.
Dáil Éireann 373 Written Answers. Common Agricultural Policy.