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Cornish Sand (Transport Subsidy)

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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51.

asked the Minister of Agriculture the amount of subsidy paid by the Government for the transport of sand from the beaches of Cornwall to the land in the years 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945 and 1946; and the amount of sand so delivered to the land in each of those years.

Following is the reply:

APPROXIMATE QUANTITIES OF SAND DELIVERED TO FARMERS FROM CORNISH BEACHES* UNDER THE LAND FERTILITY SCHEME AND ESTIMATED AMOUNTS OF SUBSIDY PAID IN RESPECT THEREOF
Year.†Approximate Quantity of Sand,Estimated Amount of Subsidy.
Tons.£
1940–41…38,7305,320
1941–42…58,90010,460
1942–43…135,58033,470
1943–44…145,15033,980
1944–45…89,93020,720
1945–46…88,89021,230
1946–47…48,68011,370
* Rock, Bude and Forth (St. Columb) Beacbes, and Harlyn, Constantine, Holywell and Mother Ivey's Bays.
† 1st June—31st May