HC Deb 05 April 2001 vol 366 cc284-5W
22. Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what changes he forecasts in the subsidy regime affecting hill farmers from 2001 to 2005. [155700]

Ms Quin

The hill farm allowance scheme has been approved by the Commission as a basis for hill farm support in England up to 2006. However, we will keep the scheme under review, and will propose modifications taking account of the report of the Hills Task Force, commissioned research into alternative approaches to land classification, and other developments including the foot and mouth disease outbreaks.