HC Deb 27 June 1989 vol 155 cc455-6W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish of 16 March,Official Report, column 346, if he can now estimate how many miles of hedgerow were re-layed in the 1988–89 winter in the United Kingdom with grant-in-aid assistance.

Mr. Ryder

Figures for the full 1988–89 winter period are not yet available. In the period October-December 1988, grants were paid in the United Kingdom under the agriculture improvement scheme for the planting and laying of some 260 miles of hedgerows.

Mr. Greg Knight

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects the review of the demand for veterinary surgeons to be completed.

Mr. Donald Thompson

I have asked for the report to be prepared by the end of this year.