HC Deb 26 April 1948 vol 450 c24
57. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can give an estimate of the annual cost of marking calves and other administrative expenses likely to be incurred under the scheme for subsidising the rearing of calves.

Mr. T. Williams

I estimate that the expenses of administering the calf rearing subsidy in England and Wales including the cost of marking calves, are likely to amount to about £375,000 in a full year.

Mr. Henderson Stewart

When are the details of the scheme likely to be published so that farmers may know what to do?

Mr. Williams

They have already been published.

Mr. Hurd

Would it be a fair assumption to suggest that the total cost for the whole of the United Kingdom may be £500,000 a year?

Mr. Williams

I would not like to say that.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

Will the right hon. Gentleman take particular care to see that Aberdeen Angus calves are not branded on the horns?