HC Deb 10 March 1971 vol 813 c122W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps are being taken to safeguard the system of crofting agriculture in the European Economic Community negotiations.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Safeguards in the treaty of Rome specifically provide that aid may be given to areas of special difficulty. We have also told the Community that we wish to discuss with them the provision of assistance to hill and upland agriculture.