HC Deb 12 June 1986 vol 99 cc283-4W
41. Mrs. Clwyd

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will estimate the proportion of Agricultural Development and Advisory Service advisory work which will continue to be free of charge because it relates to conservation, rural diversification or animal welfare.

Mr. Jopling

At this stage it is not possible to forecast the future composition of ADAS advisory effort after the introduction of charging, but I have no plans to reduce the relative level of resources my Department currently devotes to these issues.

48. Mr. Hardy

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his latest estimate of the revenue which will be yielded by charging for Agricultural Development Advisory Service advisory and promotional work.

Mr. Jopling

The position remains as at 7 November 1985, when I indicated, at column 7, that for 1987–88 I would be looking for a contribution of at least £5 million from charging for ADAS advisory and promotional work.