HC Deb 13 February 1992 vol 203 c616W
Miss Emma Nicholson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what measures the Government intends to introduce to enable United Kingdom farmers to meet new pollution control requirements.

Mr. Curry

As my right hon. Friend the Minister announced on 21 January, a pilot study will be set up to see if farmers can reduce water pollution by preparing and implementing plans for the safe disposal of animal manure, slurry and other organic wastes. Later this year the Department will issue a code of good agricultural practice for the protection of air. These will supplement existing measures including 50 per cent. grant aid for waste storage facilities and free general advisory visits by the Agricultural Development Advisory Service on pollution avoidance.