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Farmers (Cash Flow)

Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals he has to prevent farmers from suffering severe cash flow problems.

My right hon. Friend has announced three devaluations of the green pound, two increases in the price of milk and a substantial increase in the hill livestock compensatory allowances. The benefits of these measures will be felt during the coming year.