Spending Review roundup

25 July 2000

Spending Review roundup

  • Overview & Ministers statement, FWi, 25 July 2000
    DETAILS of the governments spending plans for the Ministry of Agriculture over the next three years as unveiled on Monday (24 July).
  • No money for abattoirs from Brown, FWi, 25 July 2000
    No money was allocated in THERE is no money has been allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture budget to help small abattoirs fund meat hygiene costs.
  • Cost of TB fight soars to 35m, FWi, 25 July 2000
    THE cost to the taxpayer of fighting tuberculosis in cattle is set to rise to 35m because the disease is spreading so much.
  • Pig farmers still waiting for state aid, FWi, 25 July 2000
    PIG farmers are still waiting for Brussels to give the green light to state aid promised at the Downing Street summit earlier this year.
  • Cattle passport charges waived, FWi, 25 July 2000
    CATTLE passport charges are waived for a further two years until 2004 in a move the government claims will save the industry 18m.
  • Scrapie testing programme unveiled, FWi, 25 July 2000
    AGRICULTURE minister Nick Brown unveils a programme to encourage farmers to use scrapie-resistant rams in a bid to eradicate the disease.
  • Minister defends MAFF job losses, FWi, 25 July 2000

    JUNIOR agriculture minister Joyce Quin defends the governments decision to axe more than one thousand jobs at the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Unclear future for six MAFF offices, FWi, 24 July, 2000

    THE future of six regional Ministry of Agriculture offices is in doubt after the government confirmed proposals to streamline farm subsidy claims.
  • MAFF offices set to close, FWi, 21 June, 2000

    THE government is set to close up to six regional MAFF offices as part of a major stream-lining exercise aimed at speeding up farm subsidy claims.
  • Concern at ministers plan for MAFF, FWi, 19 July 2000

    Concern is expressed about plans to restructure the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the governments Comprehensive Spending Review.
  • MAFF to keep farmers waiting, FWi, 18 July 2000

    THE government is expected to wait for “a few days” before releasing full details of the impact on farming of its Comprehensive Spending Review.
  • Chancellor increases farm budget, FWi, 18 July 2000

    THE government announces a surprise 6% increase in the annual agriculture budget as part of its Comprehensive Spending Review.
  • Spending review to overlook farmers, FWi, 11 July, 2000

    FARMERS are unlikely to receive any money from the governments Comprehensive Spending Review, warns the Ministry of Agriculture.

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