HC Deb 01 March 1984 vol 55 c325W
38. Mr. Spence

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is now able to predict when agreement will be reached in the Council of Ministers to extend the Community's less-favoured areas directive to United Kingdom marginal land.

Mrs. Fenner

I regret that I cannot predict when the Council of Ministers will agree our application to extend the United Kingdom's less favoured areas. We are, however, continuing to press our case vigorously at every opportunity.