§ Mr. Roderick
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to make it easier for vehicles to reach remote hill farms.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
We already provide grants for improving private farm roads and unadopted access roads under the Farm Capital Grant Scheme; for roads serving hill land the rate of grant is 50 per cent. of the cost. Local highway authorities are responsible for the maintenance and improvement of unclassified roads, and they decide their priorities in the light of local need.