HC Deb 09 February 1971 vol 811 cc96-7W
Mr. Molyneaux

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will consider widening the definition of land eligible for assistance under the Hill Farm Act, 1953, so as to include areas of Drumlin-type hillocks rising over 300 feet where the soil is unsuitable for cropping.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

No. The hill farming grants are intended to give special assistance to the recognised areas of mountains, hills or heath, and it would not be appropriate to extend them to poor land in other parts of the country.