§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to increase hill livestock compensatory allowances for farmers in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The payment arrangements for the hill livestock compensatory allowance scheme are considered within the context of the autumn review of economic conditions and prospects for our hill and upland farmers. As part of this process I have met representatives from the National Farmers Union (Wales) and the Farmers Union of Wales who have outlined their views and priorities. The HLCA payment arrangements to apply from 1 January 1993 will be announced as soon as possible.