§ Mr. Roderick
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will amend the farm capital grants building scheme to allow for delays occasioned by shortages of building materials and to allow for increased steel prices.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
No. Applicants under the scheme are already allowed a period of two years, with the possibility of a further extension in certain circumstances, in which to carry out approved work. Where the applicant elects to have grant assessed on the basis of actual costs, the increased cost of materials is normally taken into account.