HC Deb 14 May 1987 vol 116 cc331-2W
Mr. John David Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the result of the investigation into blocked and overgrown streams at lands at 52 Dunover road, Whitechurch, Ballywater, Co. Down; and what maintenance has been undertaken as promised in his letter of 14 October 1986.

Mr. Viggers

The watercourse was inspected on 23 October 1986. Although one stretch was badly overgrown the blockage was minor. The riparian was advised and

Year and scheme Number of payments Grant paid
Farm and Horticulture Development 341 108,314
Agricultural and Horticultural Development
Farm Capital Grant 2,957 1,112,271
Agricultural and Horticultural Grant 3 1,526
TOTAL 3,301 1,222,111
Farm and Horticulture Development 391 161,380
Agricultural and Horticultural Development
Farm Capital Grant 2,178 781,111
Agricultural and Horticultural Grant 456 190,192
TOTAL 3,025 1,132,683

asked to clear the blockage. Re-inspection on 2 December 1986 showed that the blockage had been removed and that the watercourse was flowing freely.