Hill Farming

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd July 1981.

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Photo of Mr Ian Lang Mr Ian Lang , Galloway 12:00 am, 23rd July 1981

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will consider further assistance for the hill farming sector.

Photo of Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith , Angus North and Mearns

The rates of hill livestock compensatory allowances will be reviewed in the autumn in consultation with the farmers' unions.

Photo of Mr Ian Lang Mr Ian Lang , Galloway

Does my right hon. Friend accept that, although the hill farming sector greatly appreciates the substantial help brought to it in recent years, the problems remain acute and the hill farming sector relies on substantial help in the forthcoming review?

Photo of Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith , Angus North and Mearns

I assure my hon. Friend that all matters affecting the economics of hill farming will be taken into account during the review of hill livestock compensatory allowances.