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Hill And Marginal Farmers

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he now has to help hill and marginal farmers; and if he will make a statement.

Increases in the hill livestock compensatory allowances came into effect on 1 January 1980.As I told my hon. Friend the Member for Flint, West (Sir A. Meyer) on 1 February 1980—[Vol. 977, c.

785–86]—we hope to complete next year a study of the feasibility of extending special help to marginal land below the hill line.