asked the Minister of Agriculture why no hill farming schemes have been completed in Lancashire.
Of the 34 schemes proposed, three only have been submitted in detail; these are under consideration and should shortly be formally approved. Urgent work has however been authorised on 10 schemes.
Would my hon. Friend agree that any statement that Whitehall is responsible for the hold-up of these schemes would be completely inaccurate?
In these cases it most certainly would be.