§ Dr. Strang
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many farmers had their payments withdrawn as a result of overgrazing in each country of the United Kingdom in(a) 1994–95 and (b) 1995–96 to the latest available date. 
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
[holding answer 30 November 1995]: In England, four farmers had their hill livestock compensatory allowances withheld in whole or in part in 1994–95 as a result of overgrazing. To date, three farmers have had their hill livestock compensatory allowances withheld in whole or in part as a result of overgrazing in 1995–96. Responsibility for the implementation of overgrazing provisions of the livestock subsidy schemes in other parts of the United Kingdom falls to the Secretaries of State for Scotland, for Wales and for Northern Ireland.