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Marginal Land

Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has for upgrading marginal land in Wales so as to bring it into agricultural production; and what are the target acreages of such reclamation for the next five years.

The improvement of land for agricultural purposes is a matter for decision by the owners and occupiers concerned in the light of economic and other considerations. No target is set by the Government, but grants are avail-able under the Farm Capital Grant Scheme 1970 to help farmers in hill areas to carry out such work.