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Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what checks or other screening exists to prevent damage to moorland by reseeding or regeneration through grant aided agricultural improvements (a) within sites of special scientific interest and national parks and (b) in the wider countryside.

[pursuant to her reply, 22 July 1985, c. 624]: I wish to make it clear that the statutory instruments introducing the new capital grant arrangements on 1 October specifically exclude heathland and moorland from the definition of grassland for which improvement grants are available.