HC Deb 24 March 1958 vol 585 cc8-9
14. Mr. Peyton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will arrange for improvement grants to be paid on the same basis as fertiliser subsidies, that is, direct to the builder on completion of the work.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. J. B. Godber)

This can be done now, as arrangements already exist for payment of this grant direct to the merchant or contractor, if the applicant so desires, when the work has been satisfactorily completed.

Mr. Peyton

I am very glad to hear that, but will my hon. Friend be good enough to make it as widely known as possible that such facilities exist? I quite agree that it is a very sensible arrangement.

Mr. Godber

I hope that my hon. Friend's Question will have had that effect, to some extent. This information appears upon the claim form; there is a section which deals with this point.