HC Deb 24 March 1938 vol 333 c1378
68. Mr. Price

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any assistance will be given to owners of beef cattle in connection with the scheme for eradicating tuberculosis from the herds; what form that assistance will take; and the date on which it will come into operation?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Under the powers conferred by Section 20 of the Agriculture Act, 1937, it is proposed to extend the present Attested Herds Schemes as soon as practicable to enable payments to be made in respect of herds maintained primarily for beef production. I am not yet in a position to announce the form that assistance will take or the date on which the arrangements will operate, but I hope to be able to make a statement on the subject at an early date.