HC Deb 08 March 1990 vol 168 c841W
35. Mr. Summerson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what efforts he is making to reduce pollution risks from silage.

Mr. Curry

The Agricultural Development and Advisory Service provides free initial advice to farmers on ways to minimise pollution from silage; grants of 50 per cent. are available under the farm and conservation grant scheme for the construction and improvement of silage effluent facilities; and the Government are at present consulting on regulations that would set minimum construction standards for new and substantially reconstructed silage installations and which would provide a power to the National Rivers Authority to require improvements to existing installations; and the Government will shortly be introducing regulations setting minimum standards for new silage installations.

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