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Marginal Land Fanning

Volume 972: debated on Monday 29 October 1979

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) whether he will make available to farmers of marginal land compensatory allowances in a fixed proportion to those currently available to hill farmers;(2) what is his policy with regard to marginal land, with particular reference to compensatory allowances and capital grants.

My right hon. Friend's study into the possibility of further help for the marginal land farmer outside the hills is continuing.