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Drainage And Flood Protection

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he will publish the adjustments referred to in the document, "Investment Approach of Arterial Drainage, Flood Protection and Sea Defence Schemes (Guidance for Drainage Authorities)".

I have today placed in the Library of the House a table which sets out broad percentage adjustments which are to be applied to the prices of the main commodities entering into drainage appraisals. These are for the use of all drainage authorities seeking grants in England and Wales from my Department or from the Welsh Office.

Investment appraisal of arterial drainage

flood protection and sea defence schemes

Adjustments to be applied to market prices

underlying commodity gross margins
CommodityReduction to be applied per cent.
Cereals20
Oilseed rape20
Beef:
Herds in severely disadvantaged areas30
Herds in disadvantaged areas25
Non less-favoured area herds20
Sheep:
Severely disadvantaged areas specially qualified flocks50
Severely disadvantaged areas qualified flocks35
Flocks in disadvantaged areas30
Non less-favoured area flocks20
Milk*
* No adjustment is required in the case of milk because under the current regime there can be no production of milk from drained land that is additional to the national quota.