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Farm Incomes

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans the Government has to compensate farmers for the effects of currency fluctuations. [17047]

Paying the compensation aid for currency fluctuations would have significant implications for UK public expenditure. We are currently keeping the case for payment under review, but on the evidence currently available, have concluded that the case for payment is, at present, not proven.