§ Sir David Steel
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has within the EC to seek a reform in the current system of quota allocations for sheep farmers, with particular reference to allowing the transfer of a quota allocation when the farm ownership changes.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 21 June 1993 ]: The introduction of quotas to the sheep annual premium scheme was part of the overall agreement on CAP reform reached in 1992. It is too early to consider major changes to that agreement.
The EC regulations already contain provisions for producers who took over a farm after the reference year to apply to the national reserve for an allocation.