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European Community (Agriculture Ministers' Meeting)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 25th February 1981.

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Photo of Mr John Mackay Mr John Mackay , Argyll 3:32 pm, 25th February 1981

Does my right hon. Friend realise that there will be widespread welcome in Scotland for the integrated development programme for the Western Isles? Does that not show, especially in an area where the EEC and the Government are often knocked, that they are both pledged to do something positive to help the economy of the Western Isles? Having got that negotiation under his belt, will my right hon. Friend now start negotiating an agricultural development scheme for the remainder of the Highlands and Islands?