HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 cc202-3W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has to encourage the planting of flax; and if he will make a statement. [30955]

Mr. Win Griffiths

Flax is a useful alternative crop grown to produce renewable raw materials. Provided it is planted on suitable land, its cultivation is environmentally friendly. It receives support under a specific CAP regime of which farmers are aware.