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Agricultural Land (Hedge Clearance)

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement of policy on the clearance of hedges on agricultural land.

The clearance of hedges is entirely a decision for the owner of the land. This Department does not grant-aid such work except in a minor way where a drainage scheme is involved or where they are an obstacle to cultivation.