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Lime Subsidy

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will consider the introduction of a subsidy on lime for hill and upland areas.

We have no plans to introduce a lime subsidy. Under the capital grant schemes grant aid at 50 per cent. continues to be available in less favoured areas for the application of lime, other than in normal husbandry operations, for the benefit of grassland.