§ 40. Major McCallum
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if a decision has been reached regarding the rate of hill sheep breeding ewe subsidy for the current year; and on what basis it is to be paid.
§ Mr. T. Fraser
No, Sir. The question is under consideration. Payment of subsidy will be calculated on the number of eligible sheep in the flock at 4th December, 1950.
§ Major McCallum
Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the hill farmers have been through a very bad summer and that already this winter there has been very hard weather, and that if he can make a statement as early as possible he will enable the hill farmers to make plans well ahead?
§ Mr. Fraser
Yes, consultations are going on just now, and we shall make a statement as soon as possible.