§ Dr. Strang
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what capital incentives are available to make farming more accessible to new entrants.
§ Mrs. Shephard
No capital incentives available are aimed specifically at new entrants to the farming industry.102W
However, young farmers (those under 40) taking out first improvement plans under the farm conservation grant scheme are eligible for additional grant of 25 per cent. of the normal rates of grant towards the cost of capital investments of benefit to conservation and the environment.