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Hill Farming Incomes

EDM number 475 in 1997-98, proposed by Michael Jack on 18/11/1997.

That this House expresses its deep concern that since the debate on Threats to Rural Life and the Rural Economy on 4th November, the Minister of Agriculture has still failed to meet representatives of the territorial farming unions to discuss the outcome of the annual review of hill farm incomes and, as a consequence, has turned his face from the impact on hill farmers of removing ú60 million from their incomes, when he knows that the annual hill farm income assessment confirms falls in hill farm returns, due to livestock prices at significantly lower levels than last year; and calls upon the Minister to use the financial flexibility afforded to him through the underspend on the sheep annual premium and its consequential increase to the United Kingdom of the Fontainebleau rebate, to request the Chancellor to allow him to set hill livestock conpensatory rates for 1998 at levels which properly reflect the projected fall in hill farm incomes.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Michael Jack18/11/1997FyldeConservativeProposed
Owen Paterson18/11/1997North ShropshireConservativeSigned
David Ruffley18/11/1997Bury St EdmundsConservativeSigned
Oliver Letwin18/11/1997West DorsetConservativeSigned
James Paice18/11/1997South East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Howard Flight18/11/1997Arundel & South DownsConservativeSigned
Damian Green18/11/1997AshfordConservativeSigned
Robert Walter18/11/1997North DorsetConservativeSigned
Christopher Gill19/11/1997LudlowConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton19/11/1997MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton19/11/1997CongletonConservativeSigned
John Wilkinson19/11/1997Ruislip - NorthwoodConservativeSigned
Peter Bottomley19/11/1997Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Crispin Blunt19/11/1997ReigateConservativeSigned
Archie Norman19/11/1997Tunbridge WellsConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis19/11/1997New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Tom King19/11/1997BridgwaterConservativeSigned
Caroline Spelman19/11/1997MeridenConservativeSigned
Nicholas Soames19/11/1997Mid SussexConservativeSigned
Keith Simpson19/11/1997Mid NorfolkConservativeSigned
James Gray24/11/1997North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Peter Atkinson26/11/1997HexhamConservativeSigned
Tom Brake27/11/1997Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Greenway27/11/1997RyedaleConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell27/11/1997Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Boswell05/12/1997DaventryConservativeSigned
David Maclean08/12/1997Penrith & The BorderConservativeSigned
Michael Colvin18/12/1997RomseyConservativeSigned

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