§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has made to the European Commission about the requirement of those sheep producers wishing to register the transfer of quota during the second period initially to apply to the national reserve; and what reply he has received.
§ Sir Hector Monro
[holding answer 16 February 1994]: We recognised that the timing of the first notification periods meant that some producers were unable to use it as they had not received their quota in time. We asked the Commission to agree to a second notification period, but it was prepared to do so only for those who received their initial allocation late or for producers who are unsuccessful with their application for an allocation of quota from the national reserve. Members of producer group partnerships will also be permitted to lease quota between them to ensure the quota held by each partner matches the partnership's flock apportionments.