HC Deb 24 June 1998 vol 314 c545W
16. Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many farmers in Wales have had their 1997 applications for(a) sheep annual premium, (b) suckler cow premium, (c) hill livestock compensatory allowance and (d) beef special premium rejected; and if he will make a statement. [45914]

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.

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