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HILL FARMING INCOMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 475: tabled on 18 November 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1997
Romsey
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1997
Arundel and South Downs
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Ludlow
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 1997
North Wiltshire
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1997
Ashford
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1997
Ryedale
King, Mr Tom
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Bridgwater
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1997
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
New Forest East
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1997
Penrith and The Border
Norman, Mr Archie
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Tunbridge Wells
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1997
South East Cambridgeshire
Paterson, Mr Owen
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1997
North Shropshire
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1997
Bury St Edmunds
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Mid Norfolk
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Meriden
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 1997
Hazel Grove
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1997
North Dorset
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Macclesfield

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

HILL FARMING INCOMES (Amendment 1)
at end add 'and reverse the disastrous cuts in support for hill farming imposed by the previous Conservative Government since 1992.'.
Liberal Democrat, Ross, Skye and Inverness West
30
signatures
EDM 475A1: tabled on 19 November 1997