§ 52. Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture how farmers are to collect the grant promised them by the Chancellor of the Exchequer against the increased price of petrol.
Mr. T. Williams
As I informed the House in the statement I made during the Committee stage of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, on 13th July, the opening date for the receipt of claims is not likely to be earlier than 1st January, 1951, though the period to be covered by the claims will go back to the date of the Chancellor's Budget Statement. Matters of this sort will be dealt with in the scheme to be made under the Bill and in the publicity which will be associated with it.
They will most certainly collect the money after they have made a claim and justified it.
I have already explained that the machinery will be dealt with in the scheme when it is produced.