HC Deb 11 May 1983 vol 42 c303W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what would be the cost per year if the present extensions to the less favoured areas in Wales were approved by the European Community Commission provided the present level of benefits to farmers were maintained; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

If the less favoured areas are extended as proposed, and if capital grants and allowances were to be provided at present levels, the cost in Wales could be in the region of £5.5 million.