§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to bring forward measures to secure that hill livestock producers do not suffer any penalty for failing to meet the threshold of yearling ewes per flock within the current calendar year.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The hill livestock compensatory allowances scheme rules have always required a reasonable element of shearlings in flocks qualifying for the highest rate of allowance. Where this rule is breached without good reason we shall continue to impose penalties.