HC Deb 14 May 1987 vol 116 cc332-3W
Miss Maynard

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will state the total expenditure by way of grant-aid on land reclamation in the Province, the area of land which has been reclaimed, and the number of farmers or landowners who have benefited, in respect of each of the years 1980 to 1986, under each of the following schemes: (1) the farm capital grant scheme, (2) the farm and horticulture development scheme. (3) the agricultural and horticultural grant scheme, (4) the agricultural and horticultural development scheme, and (5) the agriculture improvement scheme (EC).

Mr. Viggers

[pursuant to his reply, 11 May 1987, c. 27]: The expenditure per scheme (where appropriate) for the financial years 1980–81 to 1985–86 inclusive is:

Year and scheme Number of payments Grant paid
Farm and Horticulture Development 613 289,213
Agricultural and Horticultural Development 10 11,445
Farm Capital Grant 1,333 487,548
Agricultural and Horticultural Grant 1,149 349,551
TOTAL 3,105 1,137,757
Farm and Horticulture Development 456 192,449
Agricultural and Horticultural Development 21 15,838
Farm Capital Grant 606 203,872
Agricultural and Horticultural Grant 1,534 347,453
TOTAL 2,617 759,612
Farm and Horticulture Development 363 178,516
Agricultural and Horticultural Development 60 45,061
Farm Capital Grant 294 101,059
Agricultural and Horticultural Grant 1,898 748,914
TOTAL 2,615 1,073,550
Farm and Horticulture Development 184 60,419
Agricultural and Horticultural Development 101 80,373
Farm Capital Grant 11 4,490
Agricultural and Horticultural Grant 1,256 954,639
TOTAL 1,552 1,099,921

The area of land which has been reclaimed and the number of farmers or landowners who have benefited could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. The above table gives the number of payments, which will exceed the number of individual beneficiaries as farmers may submit a number of claims per item of expenditure.

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