§ Mr. Gill
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received regarding compensatory payments to agriculture consequent upon the strength of sterling in relation to other EU currencies. 
§ Mr. Darling
Treasury Ministers have received several such representations. I refer to the statement which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food made to the House on 22 December, 1997,Official Report, columns 677–79.