§ Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether the marginal land survey in Wales will be completed in time for any newly designated marginal land areas to be taken into account by the 1981 autumn review of the less favoured areas.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The survey is under way and a case for extending the less favoured areas in the United Kingdom as a whole could be ready for submission to the European Commission by the end of the year. I can give no undertakings as to the outcome or timing of a decision.