§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Agriculture accounts for 10 per cent. of employment in Northern Ireland compared with 3 per cent. in the rest of the United Kingdom. The public expenditure provisions recognise this by allowing for certain special aids to Northern Ireland agriculture as well as the assistance available to agriculture throughout the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Rees
I think that the hon. Gentleman is referring to the remoteness grant and the financial assistance towards the cost of sea transport of Northern Irish eggs and the feed price allowance scheme. These are extra to what farmers receive here. I shall keep my eye on them, because they are important.