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Farmers (Severe Weather Compensation)

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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13.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now make a statement on the situation regarding representations which have been made to him for financial aid to the farming industry following recent severe weather.

My right hon. Friend has received representations from many quarters, including from many right hon. and hon. Members. These are all being considered carefully and an announcement about financial aid will be made as soon as possible.

23.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what assistance he proposes to offer to the agricultural industry in view of exceptionally bad weather during the summer and autumn.

In the light of all the relevant information and of the many representations I have received, I am currently considering what assistance should be given. An announcement will be made as soon as possible.

28.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now in a position to announce measures to assist those farmers hardest hit by the exceptional summer weather conditions in Scotland.