§ 28. Mr. Leach
asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of persons who would be eligible to receive the subsidy under the Livestock Industry Bill at present, giving the nearest estimate?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
Any person who is or cares to become a producer of fat cattle and presents for certification a beast of the prescribed type and quality will be eligible to receive the subsidy. The number of persons at present producing fat cattle in the United Kingdom which are likely to qualify for subsidy is estimated to be 130,000.
§ Mr. Morrison
It is anyone who engages in this pursuit of producing cattle. It is open to the hon. Member, if he is attracted by the prospects, to engage in that occupation.