HC Deb 20 May 1998 vol 312 c418W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the terms of reference for the consultants he has engaged to make recommendations on a new system of administering agricultural grants and payments in Wales; and if he will make a statement. [42434]

Mr. Win Griffiths

The terms of reference of the study, as set out in my right hon. Friend's letter of 15 March to all Welsh MPs, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House areto assess the cost-effectiveness of options for Common Agricultural Policy administration in Wales which deliver a bi-lingual service to farmers that meets the Department's objectives and the standards set out in the Charter Standard for Farmers in Wales, and complies with the requirements of EC regulations.