HC Deb 30 October 1990 vol 178 c424W
Mr. Speller

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will seek powers to reinstate grants for liming land.

Mr. Curry

Farmers taking out improvement plans under the Farm and Conservation Grant Regulations are already eligible for grant aid towards the cost of liming land where this is part of a programme of reseeding and regeneration. In the less-favoured areas lime treatment alone is eligible for grant where it can be demonstrated to be genuine restoration and not routine treatment. I have no plans to extend the grant aid to application of lime in other circumstances.

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