§ 18. Mr. Peter Mills
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the level of soil fertility of farms; and what plans he has to encourage farmers to maintain a high degree of soil fertility.
§ Mr. John Mackie
I am satisfied that generally with the various measures of Governmental assistance and advice that are available, farmers are maintaining their land in a satisfactory state of fertility. The majority of our farming grants and subsidies are considered each year at the Annual Price Review, and the hon. Member will not expect me to anticipate the outcome of this year's Review.