Memorandum by the
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1999 (S.I. 1999/2233)
1. By a letter of 19 October
1999 the Committee has requested that a memorandum be submitted
on the following point:
New Schedule 2 to
the principal Order (as set out in Schedule 2 to this Order) specifies,
in item 10, the maximum rate of payment of £"II"
for hedge and hedgebank restoration. Given the heading of column
2 ("Maximum rate in the £ per hectare of land per annum
(except where otherwise stated)"), should not the rate in
respect of item 10 to have been expressed as a rate "per
metre": compare, for example, item 9 of Schedule 2 to S.I.
19994/709, as substituted by Schedule 2 to S.I. 1999/2235.
2. The omission was an oversight
and the Order will be amended at the next opportunity. The Ministry
is grateful to the Committee for bringing this error to its attention.