§ Mr. Martlew
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what sums were paid out by each of his divisional offices for each(a) agricultural subsidy scheme and (b) grant scheme available to farmers in 1992; how many agreements were entered into for each grant scheme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr Curry
A restructured regional organisation for the Ministry came into effect on 1 April 1992, when the existing five regional offices and 19 divisional offices were replaced by nine regional service centres. Information in the form required for 1992 cannot therefore be provided. 463W However, the number of plans approved under the farm and conservation grant scheme in England is shown in the table.
Some data on agreements under other schemes and sums paid out in England should become available shortly. I will pass on this information shortly. Aggregate summaries of grants and subsidy expenditure are included in the Ministry's February 1993 departmental report (Cm 2203), a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.
Farm and conservation grant scheme: Plans approved in 1992 Number 1 January 1992 to 31 March 1992 Regional Office Eastern 14 Midlands and West 21 Northern 15 South East 14 South West 20 1 April 1992 to 31 December 1992 Regional Service Centre Bristol 5 Cambridge 29 Carlisle 73 Crewe 26 Exeter (with outstation at Truro) 33 Northallerton 25 Nottingham 35 Reading 28 Worcester 13