HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c1029W
Mr. Watts

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans the Government have to concentrate financial support to help tenant and hill farmers. [28360]

Alun Michael

Within the England Rural Development Programme (ERDP), the hill farm allowance provides specific support to hill farmers. The hill farm allowance will be reviewed this year in the context of the mid-term evaluation of the ERDP. Ministers are keeping the position of tenant farmers under review.