HC Deb 17 November 1983 vol 48 cc558-9W
25. Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has made representations to the European Community regarding the Commission's proposals for special measures for regions disadvantaged by structural or infrastructural handicaps.

Mrs. Fenner

The draft regulation on improving the efficiency of agricultural structures of which the measures referred to by the hon. Member form part, was submitted to the European Council of Ministers by the Commission only on 7 October. It is now being examined in detail by a Committee of member states' experts, but it is too early to say what the outcome will be, or whether representations on the proposal will be necessary.