HC Deb 17 February 1993 vol 219 c218W
Mr. Clifton-Brown

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to bring this season's linseed crop into the set-aside regime.

Mr. Curry

The European Commission's price-fixing proposals include the addition of linseed to the list of crops eligible for aid in 1993 under the arable area payments scheme, which includes provisions for set-aside. The timing of this proposal takes no account of farming practice and causes considerable difficulties for linseed producers. I am therefore opposing it.

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