55. Mr. W. H. K. Baker
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what reduction his recent announcement on staffing will achieve in administrative costs within his Department, and also in those falling on farmers generally.
§ Mr. Prior
The reduction in my Department's administrative costs is estimated at some £1½–3 million annually. The effect on farmers' administrative costs will vary; but the simplification of Departmental procedures, and 89W the streamlining of some grants should save farmers' time and administrative costs.