§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total value and total number of farm improvement scheme applications lodged in respect of damage caused by the gales in January; how many of these applications have been approved; how many rejected; and what is the value of total grant approval.
§ Mr. Ross
By 17th May 2,468 applications had been received involving work at an estimated cost of £1,116,000. Six hundred and two applications had been formally approved and work provisionally authorised in many other cases. Ninety applications had been rejected. The total grant involved will not be known until all claims have been dealt with, but the present estimate is approximately £330,000.