§ Mr. Hicks
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many farmers on Bodmin Moor are at present eligible for hill cow and sheep payments under the existing United Kingdom head-age payment scheme; and how many of these it is estimated will receive a lower level of hill assistance as a consequence of the introduction of the EEC hill livestock compensatory allowances system based on payments per hectare.
§ Mr. Bishop
198 farmers on Bodmin Moor have been eligible for hill cow and sheep subsidy payments under the hill farming schemes. Until next year's claims are received from these farmers it is not possible to say how many will be affected by the overall limitation of the compensatory allowances payable under the new regulations, but it is not likely to exceed 5 per cent.