HC Deb 28 February 1990 vol 168 c237W
Mr. Geraint Howells

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the level of payments permitted under European Economic Community less-favoured areas directive; what are the current rates of hill subsidies and payments; and what conclusions he has reached on his policy in this matter.

Mr. Curry

The EC structures regulation (797/85, as amended) currently provides the framework for measures to support farmers in the less-favoured areas. The principal form of support is the system of hill livestock compensatory allowances, though there is also provision for other measures such as enhanced rates of capital grant