HL Deb 29 February 2000 vol 610 cc57-8WA
Earl Peel

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the additional funds recently arranged by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for increased spending on the Countryside Stewardship Scheme will result in a wider targeting of the scheme nationally or simply an increase within the present target areas. [HL1139]

Baroness Hayman

In the current application round, we expect to see many more applicants accepted into the scheme, both within existing target areas and elsewhere. Then in the autumn, as normal, the number and extent of these target areas will be reviewed in the light of future funding available.