§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what arrangements he has made for farmers to have access to Ordnance Survey maps of the appropriate scale for completion of the IACS forms for hill livestock producers.
§ Mr. Redwood
Those hill livestock producers to whom IACS applies for the first time in 1994 can obtain copies of maps of the scale 1:2,500 from OS agents or other recognised outlets. Maps of this scale generally contain the four-figure national grid reference number of each field and the area in hectares which is required for IACS purposes. Where this information is not printed on the map, or in other areas where maps of 1:2,500 scale are not available, farmers may wish to seek professional help. The detailed requirements relating to mapping and field data, are included in a guidance note which is being sent to producers this week.