HC Deb 04 December 1952 vol 508 cc1742-3
34. Mr. P. Wells

asked the Minister of Agriculture the estimated additional sum involved by basing the tile and mole drainage grant on 50 per cent. of net cost, instead of the normal maximum.

Sir T. Dugdale

The additional expenditure involved by this concession in a full financial year is estimated at £75,000.

Mr. Wells

Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that this alteration is necessary?

Sir T. Dugdale

Yes, Sir, in view of the increased cost.

Mr. Bullard

Is my right hon. Friend aware that money spent on draining land is probably the best investment that this country can make?

Sir T. Dugdale

I agree with my hon. Friend.

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