HC Deb 15 February 1973 vol 850 cc386-7W
39. Mr. Loveridge

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will advocate within the EEC that there ought to be a co-ordinating regulation or directive designed to ensure that there is adequate aid available for hill farming areas throughout the Common Market so that a reasonable level of output is maintained and the environment protected.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

The Commission is already working on proposals for a draft directive on assistance to mountainous and other difficult agricultural areas. We are closely in touch with it on this.