§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the level of grant aid which farmers can receive for the construction of wind farms from his Ministry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Curry
Grants are available only where the main purpose of the windmill is to serve the agricultural needs of the farm for electricity. The grant rate is 25 per cent. in the less-favoured areas and 15 per cent. elsewhere. Where the supply also serves a domestic dwelling or provides surplus power to another farm or an electricity company grant is paid on three quarters of the eligible costs.