HC Deb 28 July 1959 vol 610 cc289-90
9. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much money has been already approved for grant under the provisions of the Small Farmers Act in Scotland and in Ayrshire; and how many farmers in Scotland and Ayrshire have now been definitely promised grants.

Mr. Maclay

One hundred and eighteen plans involving grant of £103, 171 have so far been approved in Scotland. No plans have yet been approved in Ayrshire.

Mr. Hughes

Does the Secretary of State expect Ayrshire to be enthusiastic about that?

Mr. Maclay

Only four completed plans have been received from Ayrshire, and these are at present being considered.