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Capital Grants Scheme

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the structure of the capital grants scheme and that it is being utilised in the best national interest.

The changes in the capital grant schemes that I announced on 31 January in reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Devon, West (Mr. Mills)—[Vol. 977, c. 719–22]—are designed to make the best possible use of public money and to pave the way for a simpler scheme that will cost less to run.