§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food further to his reply to the hon. Member for South Shields of 22 June,Official Report, column 251, if he is able to list the reasons for rejecting applications for farm diversification grant schemes in 1988.
§ Mr. Ryder
The reasons for rejection of grant applications were as follows:
Number Able to carry out work without grant 45 Enterprises of works not eligible 44 Applicants not eligible 27 Receiving grant from other public funds 4 Planning consent refused 4 Not likely to be viable 3 Other miscellaneous reasons including work started before application 10