Chancellor slashes 135 million from MAFF budget

14 July 1998

Chancellor slashes £135 million from MAFF budget

CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, has wiped £135m from the MAFFs 1999-2000 budget in his long-awaited Comprehensive Spending Review.

It will have its 1998-99 budget slashed from £1.419 billion to £1.284 billion in 1999-2000 – a cut of £135 million or 9.5%.

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