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Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals he has to improve the level of incomes among upland sheep farmers; and if he will make a statement.
Sheep farmers in the less favoured areas (LFA) already benefit from a wide range of support measures, including particularly hill livestock compensatory allowances and sheep annual premium. Next year they will benefit additionally from the special 4 ECU per ewe supplement to be paid to producers in the LFA, and from the devaluation of the green pound effective from 7 January 1991.