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Agriculture (Hill Farming Schemes)

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Agriculture how many schemes have been submitted for improvement of hill farming land; how many have been approved: and what is the amount of grant paid in England, Scotland and Wales, respectively, under the Hill Farming Act. 1946, to the most convenient date.

The figures at 31st October, 1950, are:

EnglandScotlandWales
Schemes submitted1,4661,1742,579
Schemes approved formally or in principle8695571,725
Grant paid£71,000£158,000£20,000