HC Deb 15 December 1993 vol 234 cc665-6W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on how many occasions officers from the agricultural section of his Department have met Mr. or Mrs. G. E. Lockett of Ty Loch, Betws Garnon, Caernarfon, to discuss the difficulties facing them because of the rules of the new sheep quota scheme; and if he will find a method to alleviate their difficulties.

Mr. Redwood

One meeting and six telephone calls have taken place. Mr. and Mrs. Lockett should by now have received a letter from the divisional office explaining that, as first-time claimants in 1992, they are eligible to apply for quota from "the pool".

Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales at what date the national reserve will be made available and distributed to sheep farmers who have been so far denied a quota under the new scheme.

property agreement (TRIPs) in the GATT Uruguay round is a good one. It aims to establish minimum property rights for new products, including new varieties of plants. It is compatible with, and complementary to, the international convention for the protection of new varieties of plants (UPOV convention).

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