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Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowances

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he has taken to ensure that Britain retains the use of hill livestock compensatory allowances to assist farmers in the less favoured areas.

In the negotiations last year on the reforms of the EC structural funds, my right hon. Friend argued vigorously in support of the United Kingdom arrangements for paying hill livestock compensatory allowances. The Government remain fully committed to continuing to provide appropriate support to farmers in the less favoured areas of the United Kingdom including support through the HLCA scheme.