HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 c376W
Mr. Jonathan Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received concerning the arable support scheme for Wales.

Mr. David Hunt

I have received a number of representations concerning the arable support scheme. The rates (converted using the green rate applicable on 22 September 1992) payable in Wales for the main scheme in 1993–94 are:

Notional compensation Payment per hectare
ECU per tonne ECU £
Cereals1 (including sweetcorn) 25 116.25 95.20
Oilseeds 152 477.65 391.15
Proteins (including vining peas) 65 302.25 247.51
Set-aside 45 209.25 171.35
1 Producers in the simplified scheme (less than 19.78 ha in production) willl receive the cereals rate for all crops grown.

I have made it clear in my discussions with the farming unions in Wales that this is for one year only and I have asked my Department, in consultation with industry representatives, to examine the available data in order to decide whether for future years a different regionalisation plan might be more appropriate.

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