§ Dr. Strang
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) which factors in the environmentally sensitive area programme account for savings to common agriculture policy expenditure, in order of their costs;
(2) if he will collate and tabulate the total savings in common agriculture policy expenditure arising from the 110W environmentally sensitive area scheme since its inception, per year and in total for each scheme and for Wales as a whole.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The main factor that could account for savings to CAP expenditure is the requirement to reduce stocking densities in order to protect specific wildlife habitats and landscape characteristics of the areas. An assessment of likely savings is contained in the interim report prepared by the University college of Wales, Aberystwyth, on the socio-economic aspects of designation. This report was issued in June 1991 as technical background to the consultation paper relating to the Cambrian mountains (original) ESA, a copy of which was placed in the Library of the House. The final report is expected to be published early in the new year.