§ Dr. Strang
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will provide a breakdown of all the additional financial support available to farmers from her Department and other bodies in the less-favoured areas for 1993–94; and what was the uptake of each scheme.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
[holding answer 21 July 1994]: Additional financial support available to farmers in less-favoured areas in 1993–94 from my Department and the uptake in 1993–94 are listed in the table below. I am not aware of any schemes administered by other bodies specifically targeted to farmers in less-favoured areas
Scheme Number of payments Hill livestock compensatory allowances 119,542 Sheep annual premium scheme 11,000 Farm and conservation grant scheme 4,284
All figures relate to number of payments in England.
1 This figure incorporates a carry over claims for 1992–93.