§ 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.