HC Deb 24 May 2000 vol 350 c548W
15. Mr. Gill

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the First Secretary about the state of farming in Wales. [122191]

Mr. Paul Murphy

I meet the First Secretary on a regular weekly basis and we discuss a wide range of issues, including the state of farming in Wales. The Government have clearly shown their commitment to the farming industry by the Action Plan announced at the Prime Minister's Summit on 30 March and the package of aid worth £28 million to Wales.

The National Assembly for Wales meanwhile is taking forward a number of measures to support rural development and diversification in agriculture.