§ Mr. Martlew
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from which grant schemes his Ministry provides payments for the management and protection of archaeological monuments; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Curry
Farmers participating in the environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) scheme must ensure that their farming practices do not damage any archaeological monuments or other historic features on their land. Under recent revisions of the scheme I have introduced additional payments for particular works to protect archaeological monuments and other historic features.