HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc653-4W
Mr. Denis Howell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from which organisations and individuals he has received representations in respect of his proposals for altering the administration of farm capital grants; and how many of these representations have indicated unqualified approval for the proposals and how many have expressed reservations.

Mr. Wiggin

A consultation document was issued in February setting out our proposals for changes in the administration of farm capital grants. The document went to 66 organisations whose comments were invited. Representations were received from 33 which naturally recommended changes of various magnitudes. We shall seek to reconcile the widely different views expressed in coming to final decisions on the scheme.

The following wrote to us:—

  • Agricultural Construction Industry Liaison Group
  • Association of County Councils
  • Association of District Councils
  • Bredy Supplies Ltd.
  • British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association
  • Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies for Association of Certified Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Council for National Parks
  • Council for the Protection of Rural England
  • Country Landowners Association
  • Countryside Commission
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Institute of Civil Engineers
  • National Farmers Union
  • Nature Conservancy Council
  • National Water Council
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Society for the Promotion of Nature Conservation
  • Small Farmers Association
  • The Exmoor Society
  • The Somerset Trust for Nature Conservation
  • National Parks Committees:
  • Exmoor
  • Lake District
  • Northumberland
  • North Yorks Moors
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • County Councils:
  • Cheshire
  • Cumbria
  • Gwynedd
  • North Yorks
  • Somerset
  • Staffordshire
  • and one individual.

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