asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the change in real terms of the hill livestock compensatory allowance payable in the original less favoured areas and the new less favoured areas for the current year, based on the rates announced on 17 December 1986.
The rates for the hill livestock compensatory allowances were increased for the 1986 year and held unchanged for the 1987 year. As a result the real value of the allowances in January 1987 was 4·2 per cent. above their value in January 1985; and their value in January 1986 was 8·3 per cent. above their value in January 1985.