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Trout Farming

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will introduce rating concessions for trout farmers.

The rating system is at present being examined by the committee of inquiry into local government finance which it is hoped will report during 1975. Any changes in the system will be considered in the light of that report.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the position with regard to the availability of EEC grant aid for trout farming.

Trout farming for the purpose of the production of food is eligible for grant aid under the Farm and Horticulture Development Scheme which is partly financed by EEC funds.