HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 cc223-4W
21. Mr. Pollock

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in the light of representations he has received, he will now reconsider the need for a lime and phosphate subsidy with particular reference to upland areas.

Mr. Wiggin

The application of lime and fertiliser qualifies for grant aid under the capital grant schemes when it is part of a grassland regeneration programme. Grants of up to 50 per cent. are available on hill land. We have no plans to introduce further subsidies.