HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 c224W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will provide further support to farmers in the North West. [77528]

Mr. Rooker

[holding answer 18 March 1999]: The package of measures provisionally agreed in Brussels recently represented a good deal for UK farmers, especially those from the hills.

In addition, beef and sheep farmers are likely to benefit from compulsory compensation as a result of the effects of the introduction of the euro on direct payments. We hope to announce details of this shortly.

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