§ Mr. Win Griffiths
The numbers of 1997 applications currently rejected are Sheep Annual Premium (172); Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance (414) and Beef Special Premium (27). It is also anticipated that 150 applications will be rejected under the Suckler Cow Premium Scheme.
Taken together the number of rejections is of the order of 1.3 per cent. of total applications received.