HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 c315W
49. Mr. Nicholas Baker

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what discussions he has had with his European counterparts about the setting up of an effective set-aside scheme.

Mr. Richard Ryder

Set-aside is operating effectively in the United Kingdom and I understand that the majority of member states have now introduced schemes. I welcome the European Commission's declared intention to open infraction proceedings under the treaty against member states which had not, by the end of 1988, met their obligations to apply set-aside schemes.