§ Mr. Collins
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many payments under the force majeure provisions of(a) the sheep annual premium scheme and (b) the hill livestock compensatory allowances scheme were made in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Rooker
The following table shows the information requested in respect of England for the two years 1994 and 1995. Information for earlier years is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Information on the number of cases in 1996 is currently being gathered.
Force majeure cases accepted in England under the sheep annual
premium scheme and the hill livestock compensatory allowances
Scheme 1994 1995 SAPS 30 7 HLCAS 3 4