HC Deb 23 February 1998 vol 307 c77W
Mr. Charles Kennedy

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the impact of the incidence of demonstrations at Stranraer on(a) the timing and (b) the scale of the additional financial support, announced in respect of Scottish hill farming on 22 December; and if he will make a statement. [29758]

Mr. Macdonald

The special aid announced on 22 December is in recognition of economic and other pressures affecting beef and sheep producers, particularly those in the hills and uplands.

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