25 July 2000
Spending Review roundup
DETAILS of the governments spending plans for the Ministry of Agriculture over the next three years as unveiled on Monday (24 July).
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.
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 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 are waived for a further two years until 2004 in a move the government claims will save the industry 18m.
AGRICULTURE minister Nick Brown unveils a programme to encourage farmers to use scrapie-resistant rams in a bid to eradicate the disease.
JUNIOR agriculture minister Joyce Quin defends the governments decision to axe more than one thousand jobs at the Ministry of Agriculture.
THE future of six regional Ministry of Agriculture offices is in doubt after the government confirmed proposals to streamline farm subsidy claims.
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 is expressed about plans to restructure the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the governments Comprehensive Spending Review.
THE government is expected to wait for “a few days” before releasing full details of the impact on farming of its Comprehensive Spending Review.
THE government announces a surprise 6% increase in the annual agriculture budget as part of its Comprehensive Spending Review.
FARMERS are unlikely to receive any money from the governments Comprehensive Spending Review, warns the Ministry of Agriculture.