§ 25. Mr. Baldry
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress is being made towards integrated farming and the reform of the European Economic Community structures directive to allow European Economic Community funds to be used for this purpose.197W
§ Mrs. Fenner
As we have previously informed the House, the Government have tabled amendments to the European Community's proposed agricultural structures legislation which would enable financial assistance to be given to encourage types of farming which are sympathetic to conservation in designated areas which are environmentally sensitive. I am sorry to report that our proposal has received virtually no support. Nevertheless we intend to continue to press it strongly at the next meeting of the Agriculture Council.