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Farm Pollution

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the uptake in the last 12 months of schemes designed to deal with on-farm pollution.

In the 1989–90 financial year, 8,082 United Kingdom farmers notified the agriculture Departments of their intention to claim grant to help meet the cost of equipment to handle, treat and store farm waste under the farm and conservation grant scheme, and £20·41 million was paid for such grants under the scheme and its predecessor the agriculture improvement scheme.