§ 29. Mr. Macdonald
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received on the effect on hill farmers of the reduction in hill livestock compensatory allowances and the ending of the wool price guarantee scheme.
§ Sir Hector Monro
I have received representations on both matters from several hon. Members, farmers and a number of bodies representing farmers and crofters. In responding to these representations, I have pointed out that a number of recent decisions will result in farmers and crofters receiving for 1992 an additional £4.05 per ewe in the sheep annual premium payment, £1.80 more than the reduction of £2.25 in the hill sheep compensatory allowance.