§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State For Wales how many farmers in(a) Pembrokeshire and (b) Wales have applied for set-aside payments; and what is the total acreage for which claims have been made and the total amount claimed in each category.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
Fifteen farmers from the Preseli Pembrokeshire and South Pembrokeshire districts have applied to join the scheme, entering a total of 295 hectares. The figures for Wales are 35 farmers involving 1,008 hectares. Since payments are made annually in arreas, no claims are yet due.