HC Deb 13 June 1995 vol 261 cc462-3W
Mr. McGrady

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when applications in respect of SPARD—farm improvement grants—will be approved and payments issued to farmers. [25940]

Mr. Ancram

Applications received up to and including 22 March 1995 will be processed and related claims paid according to the targets in "Our Service Standards". Applications received after 22 March 1995 will be acknowledged as soon as practicable, but related claims will be paid only according to the financial resources available and after the Department has discharged its obligations to those who submitted their applications up to that date.