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Uplands Rewards Scheme

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Uplands Reward Scheme provides for (a) appropriate staffing levels and (b) appropriate levels and mix of stock to maintain the integrity of the Uplands. (80701)

[holding answer 27 June 2006]: The consultation on the future upland reward structure closed on 22 May. We are currently considering responses. A mixed stocking option will be added to the Entry Level Environmental Stewardship Scheme this summer. This will encourage a mix of stock.