29 March 1996

MPs MAFFinquiry

MPs are to hold an inquiry into MAFFs seven agri-environment schemes.

The inquiry, by the agriculture select committee, will examine:

lThe schemes environmental objectives and their likely success in achieving those targets.

lThe effectiveness of MAFFs administration of the scheme.

lLevels of public expenditure.

lPossible reforms and MAFFs future agri-environmental policy.

Evidence (20 copies) should be sent to the clerk of the committee. &#42