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Marginal Land (Exchequer Assistance)

Volume 972: debated on Friday 2 November 1979

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals he has in mind for providing adequate Exchequer assistance for farmers of marginal land.

This will depend on the conclusions reached following my right hon. Friend's present study of the cost and feasibility of assisting marginal land farmers under the less favoured areas directive, 75/268/EEC.