HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 cc523-4W
Mr. Speller

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to publicise the availability to farmers of grants for small scale energy developments under the Agricultural Improvement Regulations 1985.

Mrs. Fenner

I have already taken steps to publicise the grants available for investments in energy-saving facilities.

In October 1985 my Department published an advisory leaflet (AIS4) on farm environment and energy-saving grants which has been made available at all the Departments' local offices. The leaflet deals comprehensively with grants for small-scale energy developments under the national and EC funded elements of the agriculture improvement scheme.

Additional publicity has been given in the national and local press and at farming conferences and agricultural shows.