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Lime Subsidy

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to restore the agricultural lime subsidy, particularly for areas of high rainfall; and if he will make a statement.

The Government have no plans to reintroduce the lime subsidy. Government assistance towards the cost of liming, with higher rates in hill areas, is available under the Farm and Horticulture Development Scheme and the Farm Capital Grants Scheme. In Scotland, assistance is also available under the Crofting Grants Scheme.