HC Deb 21 March 1991 vol 188 c177W
Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many grant applications under the farm aid conservation grant scheme have been refused in the last two years; and if he will list the numbers refused under each main ground for refusal.

Mr. David Hunt

In Wales, since the farm and conservation grant scheme was introduced in February 1989, a total of 134 claims have been rejected and 2,099 claims authorised for payment up to the end of February 1991. Claims will have been rejected for a breach of either the statutory requirements or the administrative rules of the scheme. I understand that the vast majority have been rejected for breaching statutory requirements.