§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many agreements have been made, how much has been spent and how many kilometres of hedgerow were restored under the hedgerow renovation scheme by his Department in(a) 1992–93 and (b) 1993–94 in each county in Wales; and if he will make a statement.101W
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
The information which is available only on a regional basis is as follows:
December 1992 to March 1993 April 1993 to December 1993 North Wales (Clwyd/Gwynedd) Agreements 4 42 Total spent £2,926 £119,410 Length of hedgerow renovated 0.5 km 18.0 km Mid Wales (Dyfed/Powys excluding Brecon Beacons NP) Agreements 6 82 Total spent £11,306 £192,972 Length of hedgerow renovated 2.0 km 44.0 km South Wales (Gwent/Mid, South and West Glamorgan, Brecon Beacons NP) Agreements — 32 Total spent — £77,131 Length of hedgerow renovated — 17.0 km Total Agreements 10 156 Total spent £14,231 £389,513 Length of hedgerow renovated 2.5 km 79.0 km
Agreements are made with landowners covering a 10-year period, and additional funds are availble under the scheme from the Welsh Office Agriculture Department, although these are not included in the figures. A significant feature of the scheme is that the agreements bring under management all hedgerows on a landholding, not just those which are to be renovated.