HC Deb 30 June 1983 vol 44 cc155-6W
20. Mr. Hicks

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his policy for marginal land areas; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Fenner

The Government's policy is to secure designation of marginal land areas as "less favoured", under directive 75/268. We are assured by the European Commission that a proposal to this effect is imminent and my right hon. Friend will be pressing for an early decision by the Council of Ministers.

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