§ 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.