§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has recently received from the Farmers Union of Wales concerning progress on the marginal land scheme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
My right hon. Friend met leaders of the Farmers Union of Wales on Wednesday 23 March, when this issue was raised. He was able to assure them that the European Commission is actively pursuing the matter.