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Less Favoured Areas

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will conduct an investigation into expanding the less favoured areas of the farming industry in the United Kingdom.

The less favoured areas were extended last year following a survey of marginal land in the United Kingdom. I have invited representations from individual farmers who are unhappy about the exclusion of their land from the areas.