§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many farmers he expects to benefit from his plan to drop the requirement that farmers applying for grants under the farm and conservation grants scheme must receive acknowledgment of their prior notification form before incurring costs on farm waste and traditional buildings projects.
§ Mr. Curry
All applicants for these grants would benefit from the simplified application procedures. A number of farmers who had previously been turned down for grant would also be in a position to re-apply when the rules are changed, but exact figures could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.