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Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the present state of the agricultural industry in Wales, and if he will make a statement.

The poor summer has posed many problems for the agriculture industry in Wales, but my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture has confirmed that help will be made available to those producers most seriously affected. The economic conditions and prospects for the industry will be examined in detail in the forthcoming review of hill livestock compensatory allowances and the annual review of agriculture.