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Hill Farmers

Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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45.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the measures which he has taken in the last year to assist hill farmers in the less-favoured areas; and if he will make a statement.

My response to my hon. Friend's question on 19 April listed the ongoing schemes to assist farmers in the less-favoured areas. In July 1989 the Government submitted an application to the EC Commission for an extension of those areas. We await a formal response.