§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the average delays on the part of his Department in approving schemes under the farm capital grant scheme generally and in respect of Wales in particular.
§ Mr. Bishop
The time taken to deal with applications under the Farm Capital Grant Scheme depends upon a number of factors including the nature of the proposals and the adequacy of the supporting documents submitted by the applicant. Some straightforward applications may be approved within 10–14 days whilst others may take considerably longer. Average figures would not therefore be meaningful.