HC Deb 15 July 1946 vol 425 cc863-4
51. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he intends to extend the ploughing grant on three-year leys beyond 31st July.

Mr. T. Williams

Yes. Sir. In view of the continuing need for the maintenance of the tillage area, the Government have decided that the period during which grants will be payable in respect of the ploughing of both three-year and seven-year grassland shall be extended to 31st March, 1947. The conditions of grant in respect of seven-year grassland will be unchanged. In regard to the three-year grassland, grant will now be payable in respect of all such land ploughed before 31st March, 1947, and sown to crops for the harvest of that year. Where, however, as a condition of grant, the approval of the agricultural executive committee has been given to bare on bastard fallowing and sowing in the autumn to crops for the harvest of 1947, such condition will continue to apply.

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